Who is ready for March Madness!? I know I am. Some of us here at Frederick Foot & Ankle are huge fans of the University of Maryland athletics. This year has been a great year for both the men’s and women’s University of Maryland basketball teams. If you have been following this season you already know that the Women’s team is the Big Ten Champs and are still undefeated this season. And the Men’s team aren’t doing too bad themselves, with Dez Wells, Melo Trimble and Jake Layman landing All- B1G Honors. Also not to mention their coach Mark Turgeon was named Big Ten Coach of the Year, in the first season in the league.
But these successes didn’t come without any tribulations, take for instance senior forward Evan Smotrycz. Smotrycz has been plagued with foot and ankle injuries keeping him sidelined from the end of his junior year all the way through the beginning of his senior season. He missed the Terps’ 1st 5 games with a broken left foot, then a sprained left ankle! His coaching staff has admitted that he has struggled with his conditioning and timing when he returned to the full team in late December.
However, Smotrycz is catching stride in the nick of time… for March Madness! Smotrycz has declared himself healthy as he and the rest of the UMD Terps strive for a NCAA National Championship.
Now the question is: who’s going to be in your bracket!? If you would like to join our bracket pool or just talk about March Madness or any foot and ankle injuries of your own, please come and visit us at any of our 3 locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD.
By Coralia Terol