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Some injury news from Inside Lacrosse’s Dan Aburn and the Face-Off Yearbook: Johns Hopkins midfielder Joel Tinney broke his wrist in a box lacrosse practice around Thanksgiving, but should be okay to return for the preseason.
Reporting on what part of the body a player injured is okay, right? Apparently not for some, which will lead to a rant:
Feel terrible for my buddy @5tinman21 but I know he'll be ready to rock opening day. Total competitor. Not a fan of posting the exact injury on social media though, come on @Inside_Lacrosse, players don't need to have bulls-eyes on them for a defender to "pay extra attention" to.— Joe French (@_JoeFrench) December 11, 2017
I 100% disagree with what French tweeted out. If Aburn or another reporter found out specifics, why should they not report it? It happens in every other sport, and lacrosse shouldn’t be given special treatment.
Any time an injury is reported and specifics are given out, there’s going to be some players that try to use it to their advantage. There’s going to be some players trying to test out Adam Charalambides or Nick Mellen this year after sitting out last year with injuries, but that’s how it goes.
There were two others from Big East schools:
Villanova junior midfielder Joey Froccaro is out for the season with a knee injury. Froccaro is a do-it-all player for ‘Nova appearing in all 15 games. He scored seven goals and had seven assists and took face-offs, and he was set for a larger role this season. However, the return of sixth-year midfielder John Kluh from two season-ending knee injuries, plus a standout freshman in Colin Crowley (Delbarton, N.J.), add depth to the Wildcats’ offense.
Sticking in the Big East, Marquette’s Tanner Thomson battled a lower-body injury in the fall, and it’s uncertain when he’ll be healthy. When asked for an update at the IMLCA Convention, coach Joe Amplo said he is still rehabbing. Thomson is a key returner to the Golden Eagles’ squad. The righty had 20 goals, especially showing up in clutch games.
Even though IL’s Face-Off Yearbook has team schedules in there, some schools still haven’t officially announced their slate of games. One of them is Notre Dame, and we know why they’re always late:
The Official Schedule is not posted on web until the Deans of the 7 Colleges w/in ND approve travel/dates relative to r class miss policy. https://t.co/eZRmURtKQ8— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) December 11, 2017
The Dean's Approval + the ever changing TV days and times will ensure that we will be the last team to post our schedule. https://t.co/eZRmURtKQ8— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) December 11, 2017
This is kind of cool info to know. I wonder how other schools make their schedule and make it official as well.
Some possibly big news for the future: Hofstra’s Jay Artinian has been appointed to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee.
"I am honored to be selected for this important NCAA committee," stated Artinian. "This committee is tasked reviewing many meaningful aspects of the sport of men's lacrosse and I look forward to working with my colleagues from across the nation to constantly work to improve the sport."
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee, which consists of members from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, continually reviews all playing rules, and recommends changes that aim to improve both gameplay and student-athlete safety.
"We are very excited for Jay and his appointment to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee," commented Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. "Jay has a deep passion for the sport of lacrosse and I know he will be a great addition to the committee and a tremendous advocate for the sport and its future."
The Dallas Rattlers re-signed Ned Crotty and Mike Manley, while also signing Chris Bocklet to a contract. The team waived Jeremy Boltus, Jack Bruckner and John Moderski. Boltus scored 20 goals, which was his entire point total, last year for the Rattlers in 10 games. Bruckner was a fifth round pick by the Rattlers in this past year’s draft but never played in a game, while Moderski was a sixth round pick in last year’s Supplemental Draft and appeared in six games.
Also, FOGO Craig Bunker retired. He played in 29 games in a career spanning five seasons, playing 13 in 2015. He only played four games in 2016 and did not play last year.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says he will come back stronger than ever after tearing his ACL Sunday.
NFL Network is part of a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former employee involving former players who are now analysts and a former executive producer.
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