Digest: Caps' Green to have abdominal surgery

January 16, 2012|Sports Digest

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Caps' Green to have abdominal surgery

The Washington Capitals grew accustomed to playing without defenseman Mike Green early in the 2011-12 season, but on Monday they learned that they will be without the two-time Norris Trophy finalist until at least late February. The team announced that Green will undergo abdominal surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks, with the later time frame projecting to around the NHL's trade deadline Feb. 27. Green missed 23 games and 21/2 months after suffering a right groin strain in mid-November, then aggravated the injury in his second game back in the lineup. The surgery, which is scheduled for today, according to a league source, is to repair the damage from the now-chronic groin injury. General manager George McPhee was not immediately available to comment on Green's status and the decision to move forward with surgery. The Capitals, who had a tenuous grasp on the Southeast Division lead entering Monday night's games, have struggled to fill the void left by their No. 1 defenseman. They are 9-1-0 with him in the lineup and 15-16-2 without him. Green was forced to leave the game Jan. 7 against San Jose after playing just 7:11 when he reinjured his groin. At the time, coach Dale Hunter said the defenseman was day-to-day. Five days later, the defenseman was placed on long-term injured reserve, and the news of his surgery comes just nine days after that contest.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

Men's college basketball: Coppin State senior forward Logan Wiens was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week, while senior forward Antonio Williams was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Week. … Johns Hopkins junior Adam Spengler was named the Centennial Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. … Frostburg State senior forward Maurice Williams was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Women's college track and field: Navy senior Jess Palacio was named the Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week. Palacio has now won six Indoor Athlete of the Week honors, setting a league record. Taking into account the outdoor track and field season, this is Palacio's ninth career weekly honor. Palacio set a Navy and Wesley A. Brown Field House record in the 1,000 meters by taking first place in 2 minutes, 49.53 seconds at the Navy Open on Saturday. Palacio broke the previous record of 2:51.93, which was set by Erin O'Marr in 2000. This is Palacio's fifth individual school record.

Men's college track and field: Navy senior Cody Rome was named Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week for the third time in his career.

Cricket: The United States Youth Cricket Association announced the opening of its first national headquarters in Glen Burnie.

Sailing: Bermuda Ocean Race organizers will host a navigation seminar, "Navigation Know-How: Combining Common Sense with Technology," at the Eastport Volunteer Fire Department, 914 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis on Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The headline speaker is Kurt Lowman, a veteran ocean racer for more than 40 years and winning navigator of Donnybrook, a Custom 72. Tarry Lomax, a blue-water sailor in more than a dozen ocean races, will also participate in the seminar. He served as navigator aboard Raider in the 2008 Bermuda Ocean Race, setting a record for the fastest time. Advance registration is required for the seminar. Contact Kristy Goode at annapolisevents@bermudaoceanrace.com or 410-570-9710. In the event of bad weather, go to bermudaoceanrace.com or facebook.com/bermudaoceanrace2012.

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