- The Washington Times - Monday, February 20, 2017

Maryland will have to head into March Madness without a key member of its bench.

The Terrapins announced on Monday that center Michal Cekovsky will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left ankle in the second half of Sunday’s 71-60 loss at Wisconsin.

Cekovsky, a 7-foot-1 junior from Slovakia, played in 17 games this season with a career-high 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He had 10 points against Wisconsin before leaving the game with less than four minutes left. He set a career-high with 18 points and matched a career-best eight rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench on Nov. 26 against Kansas State.

Cekovsky has had injury problems before Sunday’s setback. He’s already missed 10 games this season.

“I feel badly for Ceko as he has endured a number of injuries throughout the season,” Maryland coach 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.”

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