Connor Fields is “Doubtful”, Can UAlbany Win Anyway?
Connor Fields hasn't been the same in quite some time. Since a win at UMass-Lowell on March 24th to be exact. That's when Fields, a Teewaraton Award favorite this season, injured his right knee. It was diagnosed as a sprained MCL and ever since, the senior attackman has been trying to work his way back. That trip has included missed games, limited, successful and not-so-successful returns to the lineup. Who can blame Fields? He wants to play; healthy or not.
His desire to play is only one part of the equation though. Should he? Is UAlbany at its best with a hobbled Fields out there? It hasn't been an easy decision for head coach Scott Marr to make. Marr is loyal to Fields and rightfully so. Fields has been one of the most dynamic players in college lacrosse the last four years and no coach wants to see one of their players' careers cut short.
UAlbany can probably beat Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but should the Danes take that risk? ESPN's Paul Carcaterra joined Big Board Sports to discuss the injury and the matchup.