Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


In-pain Japeth Aguilar hoping to play for Ginebra in semis

Japeth Aguilar is looking to suit up for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup semifinals after incurring an untimely Achilles heel injury back in their quarterfinal series against rivals Meralco Bolts.

Aguilar missed the Gin Kings’ semifinal opener against the top-seeded Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Sunday night. The 6-foot-9 forward, who averaged 17.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game prior, was still in attendance at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

“Hopefully, tutal may games pa naman… Titignan ko,” the nine-year pro said.

Aguilar admitted that his current injury has caused him worse pain than having a hurt ankle, so much that he decided not to play through it to prevent aggravating his Achilles heel, which was initially diagnosed with a partial tear.

“Kahit jumpshot nga medyo sumasakit siya.

“Usually, nakakalaro naman ako. Ever since, kapag natatapilok ako, continue lang ako maglaro pero this one, may pain siya sa Achilles. Hindi ko na talaga pinilit,” he disclosed.

Luckily, the Gin Kings stepped up in his absence by putting up an impressive 102-89 victory to post a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

“Parang everything is falling to place,” Aguilar beamed. “Talagang nag-struggle kami in the beginning ng season pero ngayon, everyone is playing in a high level. Magandang timing para sa amin yung teamwork namin.

“Bad timing lang for me kasi na-injury pa ako.”

#ReadMore  Tim Cone concedes San Miguel is 'too good us'
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

Gryann Mendoza proved his worth as he towed TNT past Ginebra, 18-15, to rule Leg 1 of the PBA 3×3 Third Conference, Sunday at...

3x3 Basketball

TNT outlasted Ginebra, 21-15, to sweep its way to the quarterfinals of the PBA 3×3 Third Conference’s first leg, Saturday at Robinsons Magnolia. Almond...

3x3 Basketball

More 5-on-5 veterans are set to test their mettle in the halfcourt game as the PBA 3×3 Third Conference gets going on Saturday at...


Ginebra doesn’t mind waiting for a talent like Jeremiah Gray. Thus, the willingness on its part to accept the PBA Season 47 Draft’s no....


Ginebra is willing to wait on Jeremiah Gray as it shipped Brian Enriquez and Javi Gomez de Liano to Terrafirma in a trade that...


Javi Gomez de Liaño hopes that his B.League experience will help now that he begins his PBA journey with powerhouse Ginebra. The 23-year-old disclosed...


As expected, Blackwater selected Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser with the no. 1 pick of the PBA Season 47 Draft, Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila. The Bossing...


Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is very open to the idea of selecting the Barangay’s 3×3 players in the PBA Season 47 Draft on...