Kib Montalbo makes early return from injury: ‘I really just want to play’

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Montalbo injured his right thumb in late September and was advised to sit games out for at least four weeks, but it took only a couple before the Green Archer was up and running.“I just really want to play for La Salle because this is my last year,” said Montalbo after their 71-55 loss to the Blue Eagles Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t want a thumb injury to determine my season and I told coach [Louie Gonzalez] and my parents that I will play,” added Montalbo whose team dropped to a 3-3 record but stayed at the third seed of the ladder.Montalbo’s return to the court may have been a defiance of the doctor’s orders but Gonzalez said his captain healed quicker than expected and was already in the green even before their game against the Blue Eagles. First meeting vs rival La Salle just a regular game for Ateneo Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award A thumb injury won’t keep De La Salle captain Kib Montalbo from playing against archrival Ateneo in their first meeting in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “He’s ready to play in our last game [on Wednesday] we just waited for his thumb to recover but he’s ready to play,” said Gonzalez.Montalbo acknowledged that playing against the Blue Eagles, who hold a 5-1 record, was difficult especially for a team that has eight players that have yet to reach their third playing year.“I’m going to take that risk especially having a young team and anyone will have difficulty but we’ll just strive to get those improvements,” said the fifth-year Montalbo who finished with four points and three rebounds.“I just wanted to play and that’s the bottomline.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img

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