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Marc Pingris nearing return

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Miles Morales

Marc Pingris is nearing a return to basketball action after more than a year of hiatus due to a torn ACL injury he sustained last year.

Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero has set June 22 as the possible date for Pingris’ return.

They will also welcome Rafi Reavis, who underwent tooth operation this off-season following the Hotshots’ gallant seven-game Finals series loss against champions San Miguel in the Philippine Cup.

However, nothing is assured yet according to Pingris.

For now, he is taking his time before finally making a much-awaited return to the Hotshots after 15 long months.

Though it is still uncertain whether the June 22 target date will come to fruition for Pingris, he admitted to signs of a successful return after joining the Hotshots full-contact, 5-on-5 practice for the past two weeks.