Helpless Slaughter trying to shake off frustration as he completes recovery
Greg Slaughter has been moving heaven and earth to make it back to the court and help Ginebra as soon as possible.
“Now’s the time to play. So I’m trying to get back in there, maybe force it a little bit, and come back as soon as I can go out there,” he shared as he helplessly watched Ginebra fall in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, 90-102, to San Miguel on Friday.
“It’s very frustrating, but I try not to let it get the best of me.”
Slaughter’s x-ray further showed a small chip fracture on his right ankle , making walking a struggle.
“It’s still very painful,” he said. “I can’t run or jump on it right now, so obviously I can’t play.”
But the Cebuano is looking to suit up for the Gin Kings as early as Game 3.
“We’re planning to get back next week,” he said. “Here we are doing everything to get back as soon as I can be. Just taking it day by day. As soon as I can, I can go on it when the pain’s bearable, we’ll be out there.”
He hopes that there will be ample time for him to make a comeback and contribute on his side’s attempt to make a return trip to the Finals.
“I believe we can still do it. It’s just a really tall order. San Miguel’s a three-time defending champion and it will just help if we got everything we got,” he said. “Right now, I need to heal and get my ankle okay so I can get back out there. No point in just moping around. Just got to stay positive and try to get healthy again.”
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