A BETTER and stronger Robert Bolick.
The NorthPort rookie guard couldn't wait for his rehabilitation to get going after a successful surgery on his injured knee on Wednesday.
Orthopedic surgeon George Canlas performed the operation to repair the partial ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear Bolick suffered exactly a week ago during the PBA Governors Cup game between the Batang Pier and the San Miguel Beermen.
Bolick was in high spirits following the surgery, according to his agent Marvin Espiritu of the Espiritu Manotoc Basketball Management (EMBM).
"Hindi pa rin nawawala ang confidence niya," Espiritu related to SPIN.ph. "He knows he'll be back stronger."
NorthPort management officially came out with a statement on Bolick's health condition just hours before the streak shooting guard went under the knife.
The team said Bolick opted to go through surgery rathen than rehab to ensure full recovery. He's expected to be out of action for six months.
The injury also meant Bolick is definitely out of the men's 3x3 team to the 30th Southeast Asian Games where he is part of the seven-man pool currently training for the biennial meet.
But this early, the former San Beda star is already looking forward of undergoing rehabilition to strenghten his injured knee.
"He'll rehab immediately as soon as he's given the go signal," said Espiritu.
By December, Bolick will travel to the U.S. to visit his family, while continuing his rehab there, Espiritu added.