out with an ankle sprain
Muchanic injured his ankle in a lacrosse game on 4/2/08 against
Susquehanna. He did not recall a specific mechanism of injury
but reported the next day to the athletic training room for evaluation.
He was diagnosed with an eversion ankle sprain, which is a much
less common type of ankle sprain. Initially we expected to have
Ian back and playing by 4/12/08. "Ian has been rehabing diligently
but we have been unable to get him back on the field. " commented
Jon Heck, MS, ATC, coordinator of athletic training. Ian will
now be getting an MRI to better evaluate the extent of the injury
to his deltoid ligament and also rule out any injury to his posterior
Muchanic is a starting junior defensemen for the ospreys who is
also a two time Honorable Mention All-Conference selection. Ian
had started every game until his injury. He is not going to play
in the lacrosse game on Saturday and he is considered doubtful
to be ready for their playoff game on Wednesday 4/30/08.
Update: 5/8/08- Ian was able to play in the conference
playoff game on 4/30, after he made good progress over the weekend.
He had his ankle heavily taped and played about 2.5 quarters without
a setback in the loss for the Ospreys. Muchanic then had his MRI
on 5/4 and it revealed a partial tear to his posterior tibialis
tendon. He will now be seeing a foot and ankle specialist for
his treatment plan for the summer.