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    ANTIPOLO – Kib Montalbo will be out for TNT in the next six weeks after undergoing appendectomy.

    The third-year guard out of La Salle had to go under the knife after feeling stomach pain in the team’s last PBA Commissioner’s Cup outing against Phoenix last Sunday.

    “I think four to six weeks si Kib,” said coach Chot Reyes following the Tropang Giga’s 121-90 win over Terrafirma Saturday at the Ynares Center.

    See: TNT vents ire on woeful Terrafirma to get back on track

    “He was experiencing pain halfway through the last game. So he was immediately rushed to the hospital,” added Reyes. “It turned out to be appendectomy so he had to be operated the next day.”

    Montalbo, 26, is still recovering in the hospital.

    He averaged 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in seven games for the franchise this conference, while shooting a high 43 percent from three-point range.

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