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Pingris rejoins Star practice, set for return

Star, the team tipped to give Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer a run for its money in the PBA Governors’ Cup, is about to get a much-needed boost.

Marc Pingris, the hard-nosed anchor of the Hotshots’ defense, is set to make a return to active play within the next two games at the soonest as Star tries to crack a championship series for the first time this season.

Marc Pingris. PBA Images
Out for more than six months because of a hip injury, Pingris practiced for the first time on Monday as the Hotshots were preparing to slug it out with Phoenix Petroleum in two days, seeking to keep their immaculate elimination round slate intact.

But coach Chito Victolero is not about to rush his ace power forward back into action.

“He needs to get his timing back,” Victolero said.

Author: Musong R. Castillo, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/261649/pingris-rejoins-star-practice-set-return

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