Pumaren rejoins Adamson a day after surgery: I’ won’t leave them in heat of battle’

first_imgNegros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees “As a true leader, I don’t want to leave them. As long as I can walk, I’ll be showing up to games and practices.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down “The main thrust is to show the team that I won’t leave them in the heat of battle,” said Pumaren, who said he has to go back to the hospital for further assessment on his condition.Pumaren said he was on his way to the Falcons’ practice when he experienced “pain so excruciating” that surgery was immediately needed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 55-year-old former PBA point guard was first rushed to The Medical City along Ortigas Avenue but had to transfer to VRP Medical Center in Mandaluyong to have his kidney stones removed.“At the back of my mind, I, as a head coach,  made an effort just to be here when in fact I’m supposed to be on medical leave,” said Pumaren as his Soaring Falcons dropped to 3-6 for the sixth seed. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: RR Garcia nails winner to lift Phoenix past Rain or Shine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren was just a few days removed from surgery but he made sure to be on the sidelines when his Soaring Falcons faced defending champion Ateneo Wednesday in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.Pumaren underwent an emergency procedure to remove kidney stones on Tuesday but asked for clearance to join the Soaring Falcons, who made the Blue Eagles sweat despite the 80-74 loss, just a day after.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View commentslast_img

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