ANTIPOLO CITY – Trevis Simpson understands the PBA is a business just any league around the world that he’ll not take it personally if Blackwater would replace him as the Elite try to recover from a faltering start in the Governors Cup.
The 25-year-old import played hurt on Saturday and ended up scoreless in the Elite’s 118-93 loss to powerhouse San Miguel Beermen at the Ynares Center.
Simpson said the groin injury he suffered in the team’s previous outing against the Star Hotshots has yet to fully heal, limiting him to just nine minutes of play on 0 of 3 shooting from the field as the Elite remained winless in the season-ending tournament.
The European league veteran was candid enough to admit he’s ready for any eventuality.
“I’m injured at this moment, if they have to bring in someone, I’ll understand that completely,” said Simpson, who was no longer fielded in the second half by coach Leo Isaac.
“I don’t know how long I’m gonna be out. If they have to do, I understand that.”
It was the first time ever Simpson injured his groin. He was actually advised by doctors to rest until the rest of the week, but gallantly suited up and played against San Miguel.
Unfortunately, he aggravated the injury in the first half.
“I tried to make a quick move and hurt it and I had to stop,” he said.”I tried to play through it but I can’t move at full speed. My quick first step I can’t do that. So it’s kind of hard to be effective.”
Blackwater won’t play until Sunday next week against Rain or Shine. And by that time, it could either be good or bust for Simpson.