THOMAS Torres is now on the road to recovery after suffering stab wounds during a parking lot brawl at the Bonifacio Global City last month.
Coach Mac Cuan said Torres has been training with El Tigre team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) but is only allowed to engage in non-contact activities.
“He can start contact in two weeks time,” said Mandaluyong coach Mac Cuan. “Siguro in three weeks to a month, puwede na. Nagpa-practice na pero non-contact pa. Puro strengthening lang.”
Torres said he is doing fine after suffering stab wounds in both arms and his chest. He was with PBA players and former La Salle teammates Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres, who also suffered stab wounds, during the incident.
While Teng and Norbert Torres have already suited up for their respective PBA teams, Thomas has not played in a game although he was present during Mandaluyong’s recent match against Pasig in the MPBL Datu Cup.
Torres made an assurance he is recovering not just physically but also emotionally.
“Better na po,” said Torres. “Medyo nagko-conditioning na. Konti na lang siguro, makakasabay na po ako siguro sa practice. Nagko-conditioning ako kay coach Chappy (Callanta) tapos therapy ‘yung injury ko.”
“Medyo nakaka-trauma po pero charge it to experience. Kumbaga nangyari na ‘yung nangyari. At least, grateful ako na hindi malala, hindi mas malala ‘yung nangyari,” said Torres, eager to help out the El Tigre, who hold a 2-1 win-loss record.
“Super, super,” said Torres, when asked how excited he is getting back to the court. “Where we are right now, the team is, pa-angat na po kami. Hopefully, soon, makakasabay na ako sa kanila.”