Former PBA Best Import Arizona Reid is expected to sit out Wednesday’s game when defending champion San Miguel Beer collides with nemesis Alaska in the Governors Cup’s main game at the Smart Araneta Colieum.
The 30-year-old Reid’s Philippine-based agent Sheryl Reyes confirmed that the SMB import won’t play not just against Alaska, but even in the “next games” owing to tendinitis on his knee.
“Due to his tendinitis, AZ Reid won’t be playing tom and next games until he is healed Doctor advised him to rest #teamreyes,” Reyes posted on her official Twitter account @FemaleAgentSR on Tuesday.
Reid was seen limping a little bit during the Beermen’s shock 98-92 defeat to GlobalPort Batang Pier last Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
The long-haired former High Point standout still pumped in 41 points, but was obviously not in his usual explosive self.
Reid, who led SMB to the Governors Cup championship against Alaska last season, is averaging 34.67 points, 11.17 rebounds and 4.50 assists this conference.
The Beermen are currently occupying solo fourth spot with their 4-2 record, while the Aces carry a 2-4 card.
Alaska is coming off a 105-89 win over Star in Panabo City on Saturday to snap a three-game losing skid. – Richard Dy
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