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Stanley Pringle working to get his endurance back after bone spurs removal

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Stanley Pringle said that he’s about 80-percent healed following the removal of bone spurs on his right foot weeks ago, which caused him to miss NorthPort’s 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opener versus the Alaska Aces on Wednesday.

The reigning scoring champion shared that he’d been hobbled by bone spurs since late last season. He decided to go under the knife so he could play much better next time.

“I got about two to three bone spurs removed about four weeks ago. I’m about eighty-percent right now,” he said.

Pringle was on the Batang Pier bench when they took on the Aces. Still, they hardly felt his absence, as his teammates stepped up big time and dealt the opposition a harsh 103-81 beating for a rousing start in the mid-season tourney.

“Without Stanley, siguro na-challenge yung mga players na siguro they had to do their share. ‘Di pwedeng sasama lang. Kailangan tumulong ka sa team. Yun ang sabi ko sa kanila eh, kailangan mag-contribute ka,” said coach Pido Jarencio.

NorthPort have further good news since Pringle himself said that there is nothing to worry about regarding his condition.

“I’m feeling good, I’m already running. I think yesterday I’ve been running full speed. I’m just trying to work on the endurance right now,” he said. “It was just a minor surgery. Just gonna jump back on the team.

“And, try to gel with them and the import,” added the five-year pro. “For bone spurs, this is about the third time actually. Nothing new.

“I’m not even worried about it. I’m just waiting for my endurance to come back and I’m ready to go.”

That does not mean, however, that Pringle will suit up right away for the Batang Pier on Saturday, when they will be taking on the NLEX Road Warriors.

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“You can expect me to play, but if it’s still hurting then I’m not gonna play,” he said.

“I’ll see how it is Saturday.”

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