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BOOSTERS NOT LOSING HOPE DESPITE INJURIES TO KEY MEN

PBA Petron

Chris Lutz is the latest player to be bitten by the injury bug in the Petron Blaze camp.

The 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Marshall University hurt his ribs in the Boosters’ opening game against GlobalPort and was taken to the hospital for tests.

San Miguel executive Noli Eala confirmed that Lutz suffered a fractured rib.

“Chris will be out six weeks, according to Dr. (Raul) Canlas,” wrote Eala in a text message to pba.ph.

Lutz’s injury was the latest in the string of misfortunes suffered by Petron Blaze players.

In the Philippine Cup, the team lost rookie big man June Mar Fajardo due to a swollen scrotum. Veterans Dorian Pena and Danny Ildefonso were likewise sidelined due to injuries while Marcio Lassiter hurt his back during the latter stretch of the tournament.

Lassiter, however, is on his way to full recovery and is looking forward to seeing action in the team’s next game.

Despite the series of injuries hampering the squad, head coach Olsen Racela and Arwind Santos, one of the three team captains of the squad, are not losing hope.

“There are times I get frustrated because we’re having difficulty having a complete lineup, but we still need to compete. We’re not losing hope,” added Racela, who is in his second conference as mentor of the squad.

Santos, for his part, refuses to look into the list of players in sick bay.

“Ayaw ko nang isipin yan. Wala naman kasing may gusto niyan pero ganyan talaga, kailangan pa rin naming lumaban,” said Santos. (RJ)

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  • jake thompson

    tanong ko lang coachb. bakit ang konti lng nang palying time ni Fajardo? i.trade nyo na lang yan coach. pra mapakinabangan ng ibang team.

    • Cute Anzai

      oo nga kagaya ni japeth…

    • raymund

      si racela na lang i trade nila, baka mas maganda

  • Cute Anzai

    “There are times I get frustrated because we’re having difficulty having a complete lineup, but we still need to compete. We’re not losing hope,” added Racela, who is in his second conference as mentor of the squad.

    Petron Team sana mabasa nyo to…..

    bakit ang barako bull ni coach toroman puro injured din ang players??? pero nanalo sila? mas malaks ang line up nyo kesa sa team nila ha…

    nasa tamang systema lang yan….

    wag nga kayo dada ng dada jan. di nyo ata alam sinasabi nyo…

    • http://twitter.com/Savage_1Garden Savage Garden

      Puro palusot kasi yan si Racela…. Ang hinang coach!!!

    • http://twitter.com/undoy15 undoy

      tama ka jan…..ngdadahilan lng yan mga yan…barako nga lumalaban khit panu.tanggapin nu na n pangit tlga sistema nu di nmn kau mkukulong…..

  • Cute Anzai

    mga anak ni Lolong…. mark caguioa (BGK) at arwind santos (PBB)… nakikiramay kami sa inyo! patay na pala tatay Lolong nyo :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/reynald.cruz.902 Reynald Cruz

    dpat c racela m out sa petron!!

    • raymund

      tama, dapat si racela na lang i trade nila kung may gusto sa kanya

    • http://twitter.com/Savage_1Garden Savage Garden

      Agree… Siya ang kelangan mawala para mag improve PBB…. Nakaka frustrate tuloy sa mga fans tulad ko..

  • billyllanto@yahoo.com

    coach Olsen, make or break na muna. pwde nmn assistant muna e, bat si jong, antagal naging assistant bago mag succeed as coach… peace bro… idol pa rin kita as a player muna… your team is a super team.. make the most out of it bro…

  • Cute Anzai

    coach olsen racela… magseminar ka muna sa utol mong si coach nash!!!!

  • smartie

    Bad Karma na yan sa PBB pinaalis si Toroman!
    Si RT nalang ginawang Head Coach….assistant muna si RARA……

  • benjamins100

    Ohhh Injuries … right, what a convenient excuse !!!

    Racela coaching Petron is because of palakasan and favortism and nothing more.

    If it was a level playing field MERITS will weigh more heavily and the likes of Pido, with his years of experience and relative success in UAAP, will come on top.

    But that’s alright Petron can stay in the cellar forever, no one cares.

    Ang masama lang damay ang mahal naming Ginebra sa kabulukang nangyayari ngayon sa San Miguel Corp teams.

    Buti pa ang SanMigCoffee alaga ni Rene Pardo kaya hindi nabababoy ng tulad ng Petron at Ginebra.

  • nat

    give racela a chance…he is only in his rookie year and mhirap sa 1 coach na mgka title sa unang taon nya,,,kya sya ang coach ng petron kc may tiwala ung management sa kanya…cguro naman may napatunayan din sya as a player kya for sure may mapapatunayan din sya as a coach kng mbibigyan lng ng chance…yabang nyo naman mgsalita eh bka sa barangay league nga wala p kau napatunayan

    • Nalds

      tama ka nat, ewan ko ba yung iba dito, parang ang daming alam… kung sinong magaling… kung tayo as fans gusto mag champion petron, mas gusto mismo ng petron players saka ni coach olsen mag champion… let give him chance naman po…

    • smartie

      isa din ako sa mga fans ni RARA at PBB, but how long does the chance you’ve said? 3 to 5 PBA seasons ganun? di ba pedeng assistant coach muna? paano na mga PBB players nyan? talented p naman ika sila, magiging ugod-ugod muna cla bago maging expert si..Racela…ganun!

      Idol Racela no offense po ha…

  • thinkingmonkey

    hayyy kawawa naman ang mahal kong san miguel ,,, nagkaroon ng team captain na BANO!!!! itrade nyo na si santos kasi walang kwenta yan!!! grrrrrr,

  • Petron Fan

    As a long time SMB fan and now Petron Boosters, I am getting frustrated everyday with the way management has mishandled the hiring of the coach. Pido would have been perfect for the job as he had already proven himself in the UAAP. I admire Racela as a player but I do believed he is still not ripe for the top job in Petron bench.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neko.docena Neko Docena

    Trade nyo c Cabagnot para sa pass 1st na point g and Washington for a hustle player

    • TotoyBat0

      DI ba pass 1st na PG na nga si cabagnot? tama na ang trade, kaya nasira chemistry ng petron dahil sa trades. pag kachampion nila dati biglang tinrade si pingris. ano kaya yun? patience lang at makukuha din ng petron yan.

  • Asnorf

    at least nabawasan yong mga crocodile players ng petron……

  • TotoyBat0

    Mahirap talaga magcoach ng superstar line-up. Konting pasensya lang at makukuha din ni rara yan. tama na ang papalit palit ng players at coaches para di na magulo ang sistema nila. Kaya nila yan, kelangan lang ng patience ng management at suporta ng fans.

  • taxpyr2

    hanap kayo ng coach na istrikto, hindi yung bine-baby yung mga player, kc umaasa lng ang coaching staff sa lakas ng player nito. PBB puro star, pero wala lang kayong sistema sa laro kaya puro talo at kapos palagi sa 4th quarter. nakakadismaya sa dating San Miguel fans na tulad ko. Subukan nyo lang uli na humanap ng matinong coach baka maging champion uli kayo.

  • Liyan

    more time play lang kay junmar fajardo coach olsen mananalo kayo lagi…

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