|Robert Bolick is expected to be out for six months as he is set for a surgery on his partial ACL tear. PBA Images (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
Robert Bolick suffered a partial ACL tear in his last game against SMB. To address the ACL tear, Bolick opted to go through surgery rather than rehab to ensure full recovery. The Batang Pier Team will play without him for the next 6 months.— Bonnie Tan (@bonnie_t_tan) October 29, 2019
Post-game, Tan told some reporters that the third overall pick of last year's draft walked out of the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay at full strength, somehow implying that the injury is not that serious.
A partial ACL tear is playable given some time to rehabilitate.
However, Mikee Romero, the Batang Pier's owner, later hinted that Bolick is set to undergo surgery on his knee.
"Robert, wish you the best in your operation," said Romero in his Facebook post.
"To address the ACL tear, Bolick opted to go through surgery rather than rehab to ensure full recovery," he further said.
With Bolick opting for a surgery, he will miss the remainder of NorthPort's campaign in the season-ending conference and will also miss out on rejoining Gilas Pilipinas Men for the inaugural SEA Games 3x3 event.
"The Batang Pier Team will play without him for the next 6 months," Tan bared the time frame of Bolick's absence, implying that his recovery will span through next year's Philippine Cup.
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