Stanley Pringle, wearing a protective boot on his right foot, watched helplessly on the sideline as the GlobalPort Batang Pier imploded down the stretch in a tough 88-96 loss at the hands of league-leading and still undefeated Meralco Bolts.
Pringle remained defiant despite the Batang Pier falling to 2-3 after their second straight loss.
“My team played hard. They were just outraced. We’ll be fine,” said Pringle, who expects to be back when the Batang Pier play Blackwater Elite next Sunday.
GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio told FOX Sports after the game that Pringle will be out at least 3-5 more days.
“I’m good. It’s just a regular ankle sprain,” said Pringle as he walked off the coliseum.
The Batang Pier missed Pringle especially in the endgame when the Bolts surged ahead, shifting their focus on Terrence Romeo.
Without another scoring threat in Pringle, who is averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5 assists prior to the injury, Romeo struggled with his shots and ended up with a conference-low 18 points on 4-of-14 shooting. – By AA