Northport veteran Arwind Santos. –PBA IMAGES
Santos suffered a knee injury just before the PBA Commissioners’ Cup which kept him sidelined for the remainder of the past conference. He has since undergone surgery which he said is turning out fine.
“The recovery’s okay. But I can’t rush the process because I’m the one who is going to feel it,” said the veteran after his team’s 122-92 loss to Coverage at PhilSports Arena on Sunday.
“If it’s [injury] was in my fingers, it’s okay to play now but it’s different when we’re talking about the lower body because that’s where I get my speed and power,” he added.
Alongside the 41-year-old cager, Robert Bolick also sat out Batang Pier’s first season loss due to an ailing hamstring.
Bolick led last conference in scoring with 21 points per game.
As for Santos, he eyes a return next month for newly-minted coach Bonnie Tan in a bid to put Northport in playoff positioning.