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Old 01-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

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Really feel for the kid, hopefully he'll bounce back.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

Positives:

a. At least it's clear what Apfeld's status is and it's not his knees.

b. It was pretty clear watching the BU game, something was not quite right with Apfeld- could hardly move, couldn't jump. It's better for everyone he's not going to play if he's hurt/plays like that.

C. Presumably, this is something he will be able to return from, at some point this year and hopefully give the team a lift.

D. Going to see if Rugg and especially O'Day are ready to step it up. Kilpatrick and Crenca will need to step it up as well. Sometimes, one players misfortune is another's chance.

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a. I don't see how the team absorbs the loss of Luke Apfeld and competes for the #1 seed. We do have good depth but I dunno, I feel like maybe we could have absorbed a player like Luke's loss last year or next season when Harold/Pierson are eligible, but not this season. But this season, when a bunch of teams all look pretty equal at the top, and we're a team that can really struggle to score we can't lose our top scorer.

B. A was pretty much it- sucks to lose a player like Luke Apfeld in the heart of the season. Not much more to say. Luckily, he's a terrific leader and can help in the locker room and on the bench and just get himself healthy for a run at the end of the year.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

Really a shame Luke has suffered all these injuries in his career, he really would have been a nightly highlight reel if not.

If anyone deserves some post injury positive karma, it's Luke.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

This poor kid has had his career completely destroyed by injuries and yet when he's been healthy enough to play he's been very solid. Would have been a great player if not for the surgeries etc.

Really a shame but a solid member of the Catamount community. Wish only the best for him going forward.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

How do you guys see his minutes getting split up? Between who now?
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

This is certainly a hard loss for the Cats. I'm hoping for "Apfeld's return keys win over Duke" as a future headline.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

Clancy will be getting the most minutes because of the injury, O'Day should also see more minutes.
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How do you guys see his minutes getting split up? Between who now?
Clancy moves into starting lineup which he's certainly capable (starting), O'Day will get more minutes and I imagine Kilpatrick gets more time by default as well as Crenca depending on match-up.

All hands on deck, basically.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

Apfeld hasn't played more than 21 minutes since the FDU game. I think that was when he prolly injured his ankle. He has been a jump shooter since that game. CoC, UNH, UA, and BU. He was averaging closer to the upper 20's in minutes before those games. I think I saw the play at BU where it looked like he tweaked his ankle again.

I think Rugg and O'day play around 28 minutes. Crenca gives us 15. That leaves 9 minutes for Voelkel at the 4. Staying out of foul trouble will be a lot more important for our big men. Atleast Apfeld will be back tourney time.

The injury def hurts us getting the 1 seed. I think it hurts though only a little more than the AJ injury for SB and I see SB as our only real competition for the 1 seed.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

This stinks! it would have been nice to see Vermont and SBU go at it on TV full strength. First jackson's ankle now apfield's.
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This stinks! it would have been nice to see Vermont and SBU go at it on TV full strength. First jackson's ankle now apfield's.
Is Jackson hurt and for how long? Yeah, that's a bummer but at least they will be at pretty much even strength- despite the positional difference.
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They should still handle UMO though. But yes, the 1 seed is not happenin', so they'll likely have to go on the road to get the AQ
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

I remember seeing Apfeld on crutches in late September at the UVM soccer game. His ankle looked pretty bad then...black and blue swollen. My guess is he came back a bit early from the injury in the fall and it's never fully healed. If that's the case I suspect we get him back on the earlier side of the 3-6 week timetable. Hopefully he maintains his fitness and can finish the season strong. When he comes back I hope we seeing posting up again.
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Re: Apfeld Out 3-6 Weeks

....this calls for a trip to the liquor store.
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....this calls for a trip to the liquor store.
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