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Crenca sidelined with knee injury (updated)

February 10, 2010

Ben Crenca, freshman on the University of Vermont men’s basketball team, missed Tuesday’s game at Boston University because of a knee injury.

Here’s the official statement from Grant Wilson, UVM’s athletic trainer: “Ben Crenc sustained a knee injury during practice over the weekend. Diagnostic tests are being done to confirm the specific nature of the injury. He is out indefinitely.”

UVM sports information associate Ben Dickie said a diagnosis will come next week at the earliest. Vermont plays host to New Hampshire on Sunday.

Crenca, a 6-foot-10 center, is averaging 10.5 minutes, 3.5 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. He has been in the starting lineup six times.

This is the Catamounts’  first significant injury since sophomore guard Garvey Young was sidelined for four games in November.

Update: Crenca will miss the rest of the season — and maybe more.

Here’s an updated release from Wilson: “Ben Crenca sustained an ACL tear of the right knee.  He is out for the remainder of the season.”

UVM coach Mike Lonergan said he won’t know for sure until after Crenca’s surgery, but he doubts Crenca will be ready to play at the start of next season.

“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this is a huge loss for us,” Lonergan said. “He’s been playing great. To have a guy as big as he is be a presence on the offensive and defensive ends, and be a great rebounder. He gave us a lot of depth inside. Now were are going to have to get a lot more out of some of the other guys on the bench. It’s definitely a big loss for us and I feel really bad for Ben.”

Garvey Young still sidelined with injured foot

December 1, 2009

HANOVER, N.H. — Greetings from Dartmouth College’s Leede Arena, where the University of Vermont men’s basketball team is about to face the Big Green.

UVM sophomore guard Garvey Young will miss his fourth consecutive game with a foot injury. He’s expected to return to the Cats’ lineup this weekend.

UVM coach Mike Lonergan will once again play a big lineup early, starting freshman center Ben Crenca for the second straight game. Crenca scored eight points and looked comfortable on offense during the Catamounts’ rout of Toledo on Sunday.

UVM’s starting lineup against Dartmouth (1-4): Crenca, Marqus Blakely, Evan Fjeld, Maurice Joseph and Nick Vier.

There’s a nice-sized contingent of UVM fans here this evening. Many are probably getting their first look at a Catamount squad (3-4) that has yet to play a regular-season game at Patrick Gym. That will happen on Dec. 13 when the Cats play host to Quinnipiac.