UAlbany Season in Review & an Injury Played on Longer than Almost Anyone Knew
There's no conspiracy here. Connor Fields doesn't have medical records locked up in a basement somewhere. There isn't a single head coach in the Capital Region or in all of lacrosse who cares more about his players than Scott Marr. Fields, however, may be more of an athletic anomaly then we've been giving him credit for during his UAlbany career.
We first saw Fields injure his right knee at UMass-Lowell. That was March 24th. Four days later, the senior attack wasn't himself in a home game against Harvard. Fields then sat out the next two games before looking like the best version of himself since the injury in a win over Binghamton. It was back and forth for the NCAA's second all-time leading scorer until a new brace brought more stability to his knee and confident to his game.
The reports for two months were that Fields sprained his MCL in that UMass-Lowell game, but as Marr revealed Tuesday morning on Big Board Sports, another injured ligament was discovered as a result of the diagnosis on the MCL.
Connor Fields should have won the Tewaaraton Award last year as a junior and as it turns out, he did all of that with a torn ACL. The world of lacrosse has described Fields as a "beast", "warrior" and "machine." They all applied before this news of the injury he has played through and now they just need some superlatives added to them.