NorthPort opts to sit out Bolick for PBA bubble

NorthPort won’t have last year’s sensational rookie Robert Bolick due to a partial ACL tear on his right knee despite the close recovery.

/ 26 September 2020

As PBA season’s reopening is close to a start, the former San Beda star Robert Bolick layoffs for the upcoming season inside the Clark Bubble.

As a precautionary measure, team manager Bonnie Tan confirms the announcement to Tiebreaker Times on Friday afternoon.

“We don’t want to take the risk,” said Tan.

The sophomore guard understands his situation as management and coaching staff already discussed it with him. Moreover, renowned orthopedic Dr. Raul Canlas agreed to the preventive measures and advised Bolick to continue his restorative training.

“We talked to Dr. Canlas and that’s also his recommendation for Robert,” said Tan.

Which gave the Batang Pier standout a green shirt in taking part in team practices as soon as the government gave permission to train in a bubble.

Bolick is still in recovery from the Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury after the Batang Pier’s game against the San Miguel Beermen last Oct. 23, 2019. 

The hard defensive guard took huge blows after the incident losing the Rookie of the Year honors but still clinched to the All-Rookie team. 

Still, even in his absence, the NorthPort squad clinched the second seed in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup and eventually lost to the champions San Miguel Beermen.

The 25-year-old hopes for an epic comeback once his injury fully recovers.