The Sentinel-Tribune (Bowling Green, OH) is reporting that BGSU netminder Nick Eno will remain out indefinitely due to the high ankle sprain suffered over a month ago in practice.
The sophomore, who hasn't played this season, won't practice for at least the next two and maybe three weeks, Falcon hockey coach Scott Paluch said Tuesday. Eno was expected to be healthy by now but aggravated the injury two weeks ago. He posted a 2.79 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage in 23 games last season when he was named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's all-rookie team. Eno, who has the injured ankle in a protective boot, was expected to battle senior Jimmy Spratt for the starting job in goal. The earliest Eno is expected to return is Nov. 28-29 for BG's non-league series against 13th-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. "The best thing now is total rest so we can get this taken care of," Paluch said. "Ultimately, we have to get him back playing games." He injured the ankle going post to post during a practice drill. Tests showed no damage to the bone, but Paluch said high ankle sprains usually take longer to heal than regular ankle sprains. Eno had been doing light workouts.Jimmy Spratt (CAL) will continue to man the Falcons crease in Eno's absence.