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Harold Arboleda out for two weeks with a right hand injury

by Eugene Flores, July 11, 2019 8:19pm

Harold Arboleda will be sidelined for two weeks as he is nursing a right hand injury, according to coach Art Cristobal.

A right hand injury prevented Zamboanga Family's Brand Master Sardines team captain Harold Arboleda from playing against the Bulacan Kuyas on Thursday in a game where they saw Allan Santos hitting the game-winner.

According to head coach Arturo Cristoba, Arboleda sustained the injury in their season opener.

"Recurring yan eh. Nung first game meron na, akala niya kaya niya. Nung second game tinamaan ulit, kasi right hand eh, shooting hand."

But coach Cristobal offered no excuses playing while without his main guy as he lauded the team that willed the win to end their two-game slide.

"No, no, no. I don't really call it adjustment. They just really want to play. Nung nakaraan pinilit niya (Arboleda), so everyone wants to play," he said referring, to their defeat against the Bacoor Strikers wherein Arboleda became the first player in MPBL history to reach 500 points and 500 rebounds.

"Just give credit to the guys. They just want to win. Two losing streaks, praise the Lord na nanalo kami," he added.

Asked about the team's future preparation, coach Cristobal insisted he focuses more on his boys rather than their opponents.

"Well, my worries is not the other teams, my worries is my team, kung kaya naming i-sustain or not. Kasi I want the team to raise their top shape. My worry is kaya ba naming maglaro ng ganitong uri ng laro [the resot of] this season."

Currently, Zamboanga is below the .500 percentage mark in their first five games with a 2-3 win-loss record.

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