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Pringle’s ankle is OK

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Globalport sophomore Stanley Pringle suffered no serious injury on his ankle which he twisted during their game against San Miguel last Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Pringle suffered the injury early in the fourth period while trying to elude SMB defender Ronald Tubid on his way to the basket. The 6-1 point guard grimaced in pain on the floor holding his ankle.

Pringle left the game with 19 points as Globalport lost to the reigning Philippine Cup champion SMB, 120-109. The setback snapped a two-game win streak for the Batang Pier who now holds a 2-2 card.

Pringle was brought at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City where he had x-ray examination, although a thorough MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is scheduled tomorrow to see if there is ligament tear.

“The good news is that there is no fracture or broken bone,” said Globalport personnel Benjo Flores yesterday. “Of course, to make sure, Stanley will have an MRI on Monday.”

Pringle however will most likely miss Globalport’s game against the Meralco Bolts in today’s Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup scheduled also at the Big Dome.

After the Bolts, Globalport’s next assignment will be against Blackwater on March 6, giving the Fil-Am guard ample time to recover from the injury.

Pringle stood up and limped his way back to the bench. Team PT Eric Cruz accompanied Pringle to the locker room and later on to the hospital.

The top overall selection during the PBA Rookie Draft two years ago and a one time Penn State player, Pringle is averaging 14.75 points per game this conference with 4.25 rebounds and 5 assists.