Wave's Terminesi says doctors believe he has brain tumor

Wave's Terminesi says doctors think he has brain tumor

February 18, 2010|By Sports Digest

Forward Marco Terminesi, the leading scorer for the Major Indoor Soccer League's Milwaukee Wave, has been placed on injured reserve as he undergoes an examination for what doctors believe could be a brain tumor. Terminesi, the league's third-leading scorer, has missed five of the Wave's past six games with nausea, headaches and symptoms of vertigo. In a letter to teammates Monday, Terminesi, 25, said doctors believe he has a tumor on the pineal gland in the center of the brain. The type of tumor and its status is unclear, he said. Doctors believe the best course of action is to observe him for six weeks, then perform a magnetic resonance imaging to see whether the tumor has changed size or shape. A biopsy comes with risks because of the location of the gland and the tumor, Terminesi said, so doctors want to pursue other options first. In Terminesi's most recent game, Jan. 23, he scored a 3-pointer and 2-pointer in a 13-10 win over the Blast.

Europe: Midfielder Maurice Edu (Maryland) returned from an ankle injury to help the defending champion Glasgow Rangers beat St. Mirren, 1-0, to reach the quarterfinal of the Scottish Cup.

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