How it goes for Marc Pingris after getting injured at PBA Semifinals game

Images via Chot Reyes/Marc Pingris' Instagram account
  • Marc Pingris of Magnolia Hotshots’ team got an ACL injury from last Saturday’s semi-finals game, causing him to be out of this year’s PBA season
  • His wife Danica Pingris shared how her husband copes up with the situation
  • The 35-year-old player remains very optimistic; he extended his gratitude to his supporters through a social media post

On Saturday, March 10, Jean Marc Pingris Jr. got injured during his team Magnolia Hotshots’ fight with NLEX Road Warriors.

The 6’4″ veteran basketball player got hurt badly during the last few minutes of their game. Their team lost the close fight with an 88-87 score. It is the team’s first game in the best-of-7 semifinal series for the PBA Philippine Cup.

His team governor, Rene Pardo confirmed that the 35-year old player will be out of this year’s series because his test results confirmed that he is suffering from an ACL injury on his knee. This means that a ligament on his knee, which gives stability and is crucial for basket players, was torn.

Pardo also said that the former Gilas Pilipinas player will undergo surgery this week.

How is Marc coping up with his situation? His wife, Danica Sotto-Pingris gave an update on her Instagram post. She especially thanked everyone who extended their support to her husband.

Danica also shared how she felt upon learning about her husband’s ballgame accident. She quite panicked and got really scared.

However, she was so blessed that Marc remained very optimistic despite of what happened. Pingris even encouraged her by saying that he is okay and that God has a plan.

The celebrity mom revealed that Marc was even able to pull off a joke when they met at the hospital.

Thank you for all your messages and prayers for Marc. I feel so overwhelmed and blessed by your love and support for him. I was at a conference in MOA arena when Marc got injured. Marc and I agreed na I will watch on Monday nalang kasi we know that we will be learning a lot from the event/conference. The topic last night was about establishing a good foundation. I was so pumped up while listening to the preaching when I got messages from friends asking if Marc’s ok. Non-stop na yung phone ko. I panicked right away and in my head I was saying “Lord kaka pray ko lang for him bakit ganito?” After declaring that nothing is impossible in His name, bad news agad?! My friend Vel tried to keep me calm as we left MOA Arena cause I was so scared and crying already. Got a phone call from Gov Pardo and he said they’re rushing Marc to the hospital. He passed the phone to Marc and since Marc knew that I’d be worried sick he reassured me right away and said “Be I’m ok, see you sa hospital.” A few minutes after that he sent me a message saying that it’s ok and God has a plan. Nakuha pa niya mag patawa when I got to the hospital. Marc got injured almost the same time last year. He even left for US to get treated. It’s been a roller coaster ride for our family. Gusto ko sumigaw kasi ito nanaman. But God is still good because I’m not alone. Thankful that before this happened he used people to remind me to secure my foundation. It’s not about what is on the outside but what’s inside. Saan ka huhugot ng lakas so when there’s a challenge to face, we won’t give up easily. It’s unfortunate that he got injured again and semis pa. My husband is a fighter and GOD is bigger than our fears. We will get through this! Thank you again for all your messages. Salamat sa coaches, team, teammates, bosses, Tp, small group family, PT nila and friends sa pag papa kalma and for praying. You know who you are. Sorry if were not able to reply to all your messages. We love you all! P.S. Marc is ok now. No final results yet. Pls pray for the speedy recovery of his other teammates too. Thanks to all the other players and wives for sending out their prayers

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On Tuesday, March 12, Marc posted a thank you message for his supporters: “Salamat pala sa lahat ng nag dasal para sa family ko mapa players, fans, coach, friends salamat sa lahat lord salamat at di mo kami pinabayaan kahit may pinag dadaanan kami ngayon di kami bibitaw alam ko may plano ka para sa akin.”

[Thank you everyone who prayed for my family, co-playes, fans, coach, friends. Thank you for everything Lord. Thank you because you did not forsake me even if we are experiencing a trial now, we won’t let go. I know You have a plan for me.]