Maryland forward Michal Cekovsky. (AP Image/Patrick Semansky)
Maryland middle Michal Cekovsky is predicted to skip Sunday’s recreation towards Wisconsin with a left heel injuries, whilst the ailment is not regarded as year-ending, Terrapins Coach Mark Turgeon said on Saturday.
“He’s just working day by working day. Structurally, he’s wonderful. He’s bought a little bruise down there on his heel, so we’ll see,” Turgeon reported.
Cekovsky was injured in follow on Tuesday just after slipping awkwardly on the heel immediately after a dunk, and did not vacation for Wednesday night’s 75-67 reduction to Purdue. The 7-foot-1 Slovakian experienced a CT scan the subsequent day of the remaining heel, which is component of the identical ankle that was surgically fixed soon after a year-ending fracture late past year.
Maryland (15-9, 4-7) has misplaced 6 of its past 8 games and is in risk of lacking the NCAA event for the very first time in 4 yrs. It has presently performed most of its Big Ten plan without the need of power forwards Justin Jackson (torn labrum) and Ivan Bender (torn meniscus), the two of whom had year-ending surgical procedures previously this thirty day period, and is down to 8 scholarship gamers with out Cekovsky. Redshirt junior guard Dion Wiley, who missed most of the 2nd half against Purdue with a twisted ankle, practiced on Saturday and is envisioned to play versus Wisconsin.
Maryland will now count seriously on freshman major guy Bruno Fernando — who himself experienced a sprained correct ankle in past month’s reduction at Indiana — to anchor its heart place from the Badgers (10-14, 3-8), though redshirt freshman Joshua Tomaic and minimal-applied reserve Sean Obi are expected to have expanded roles as they did in the loss at Purdue. They had performed just a put together 24 minutes in the 3 video games prior Tomaic performed for 12 minutes and didn’t rating against Purdue. Obi fouled out in 7 minutes, which compelled Fernando (20 points, 10 rebounds) to participate in the late stretches of the second half with 4 fouls.
It remains unclear accurately how very long Cekovsky may be out as Maryland approaches the closing leg of the common time, but his latest injuries is even so the latest setback for a profession that has been marred by clinical concerns. Cekovsky missed the ultimate six game titles of his junior time with the aforementioned fractured left ankle, and he missed a match in December with a minor right ankle injuries. Cekovsky is averaging 7.2 points on 66 p.c capturing and is pulling down 3.5 rebounds per match this time.
“We’re glad that hopefully we can get him again in the direction of the end of the calendar year. We’re not definitely sure but,” Maryland guard Kevin Huerter claimed. “We really feel undesirable for Ceko. Ceko has gotten harm a whole lot all over his vocation. We want him out there, and he wishes to be out there for his senior 12 months. I imagine he’s wanting ahead to acquiring again out there too.”
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