Terrafirma rookie Joshua Munzon is expected to see action once the PBA can resume the season-ending Governors’ Cup currently on hold due to the COVID-19 surge.
Coach Johnedel Cardel confirmed that the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft has returned to Manila after spending time in the United States to recuperate from a dislocated finger.
“Nakabalik na siya at makakalaro na siya pag nagbukas ulit tayo sa PBA,” Cardel said Saturday, Jan. 15, the same day Munzon turned 27 years old.
Munzon suffered the injury during a game against Magnolia Pambansang Manok in the Philippine Cup last July 30 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Dyip played without Munzon when the Philippine Cup moved to the Don Honorio Ventura University in Bacolor, Pampanga.
He played just three games last conference, posting 11.7 points on 33-percent shooting with 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals.
Having Munzon back is a boost for Terrafirma given its struggles in the Governors’ Cup.
Terrafirma sits in 10th spot at 1-4, having lost three straight before the league went on an indefinite break because of the health crisis.
Import Antonio Hester has been a capable reinforcement for the Dyip with averages of 27.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals, though the numbers have not resulted in good results for the team.
The Dyip are also reeling from the injury of Alex Cabagnot, who tore his Achilles in a loss to NLEX last Dec. 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Terrafirma did make a move on Christmas Eve, acquiring Ed Daquioag from Blackwater in exchange for Justin Melton.