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Michal Cekovsky will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left ankle Sunday against Wisconsin.
Cekovsky fell after a drive to the basket late in the second half, collapsing to the floor and holding his ankle in pain. He left the game and did not return.
He has struggled with injuries since August. Cekovsky missed Maryland’s first four games of the season and much of the preseason with a sprained foot. One month later, he was absent from the Terps’ opening six games of their conference slate with an injury to the same ankle.
Cekovsky averaged 7.6 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest in 17 appearances this season. He scored in double figures in eight games, including two career-high 16-point performances Nov. 26 against Kansas State and Dec. 7 versus Howard.
“I feel badly for Ceko as he has endured a number of injuries throughout the season,” Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “It felt like he was really starting to turn the corner and his best basketball was ahead of him. We anticipate a full recovery for next season, and we will be there to support him through the rehabilitation process.”
Without the 7-footer, Damonte Dodd, Ivan Bender, Justin Jackson and L.G. Gill will likely to be asked to fill his minutes. Dodd is the only center of the group, but Bender, Jackson and Gill have all moved to the five-spot at times this season.
Edited by Megan Smedley.