Slaughter excited to build on strong return from injury

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Man, it feels great running out there with the guys. It was a lot of fun,” he said after logging in close to 25 minutes in Ginebra’s 105-91 win over Blackwater on Friday.Coming back from a severe ankle injury that sidelined him since February, the Cebuano giant admitted that there were times in the game where he still felt tentative.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I felt pretty good on my ankle. But there’s just a little discomfort sometimes. There were a few moments out there I was catching my breath a little too hard,” he said.The game meant everything for Slaughter, who finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists, as he tried to move past the dark times brought by his injury which took a toll on the Gin Kings’ championship aspirations in the past conference. “It came out in the worst timing,” he lamented. “We did everything we could to try and come back for the (Philippine Cup) playoffs. But obviously, it was really bad. It was really frustrating but rather than be down about it, just gotta keep working to come back.”Knowing that he’s still far from being in tip-top shape, Slaughter challenges himself to get better in the games to come, with his eyes firmly set on achieving something he missed out on doing last conference: win a championship.“I got to work in getting in shape. There’s still time to get in shape,” he said. “It feels great to be back and I’m excited to build on this.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ 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 BIÑAN — Greg Slaughter couldn’t stop smiling after playing his first game in three months.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Ferrer pounces on Slaughter’s return Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img