Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh No, Not Again!!!
Unfortuntely, yes.  The news is B.A.D.

No doubt you were following the Terps' game against the Huskers the other night and saw Junior standout guard Laurin Mincy crumple to the floor about 5 minutes into the second half. She was helped off the court and did not return to action. Like us, we suspect you were fearing the worst, while hoping for the best.

Sad to say, Laurin didn't catch a break this time. It's those three dreaded letters again: A-C-L. An MRI confirmed that Laurin, who suffered one ACL tear during the summer between her junior and senior years of high school, suffered a second ACL tear (in the other knee) during Wednesday's ACC/B1G Challenge matchup. 

MD fans don't need an M.D. to know that an ACL tear means we won't be seeing Laurin play again this season. The only marginally "good" news we can report is that Laurin's injury occurred early enough in the season for her to qualify for a redshirt.  So, after her recovery, she'll still have two more years of eligibility. 

What else is there to say? Obviously and most important, that we feel so very bad for Laurin.  After a break-out sophomore season, Laurin had, this season, been named to the preseason All-ACC team, the Wooden preseason Top 30 list, and the Naismith Top 50 watch list. In other words, Laurin was expected to have an even better junior season. But now it's been put on hold. 

The BCs also feel really bad for Laurin's teammates and coaches (not to mention Maryland fans), because, losing Laurin at any time would be a huge set-back, but losing Laurin on the heels of losing Brene and then Essence to this same season-ending injury . . . well, that's simply devastating.

Good luck, Laurin. Here’s hoping for your full and speedy recovery

Photo credit: UMD Diamondback


At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow--this is a huge loss to the program. So sorry for Mincy!

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curse of Edsall...grrr

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also happened to catch a new Under the Shell last Saturday am that featured Bones' injury.

I'm never quite sure of that show's schedule but nice to see it back!

At 3:12 PM, Blogger vmaione said...

This is just awful. And we were looking forward to a promising season. I hope the team will be able to come together and work through this adversity. I wonder, though, about all the ACC injuries this year, i.e., with football and basketball -- could anything be done to prevent this? Hoping for a safe surgery and recovery for Lauren, Brene and Essence.

At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the team does ACL prevention work virtually every day. This is a pervasive problem in women's basketball. I think Michigan has suffered 3 ACLs as well this year. The previous 10 years, we were pretty lucky with not many ACLs by Maryland players. Diandra, in her last game went down with an ACL. Rodgers, Barrett and Wallace hurt theirs in HS, as did Moseley and Mincy. Given the statistics on frequency of female ACLs, maybe, to some extent, the numbers caught up with us. Regardless, I hurt for the team. Wish I had a magic wand.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it confirmed that Mincy can redshirt?


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