Connor Fields was drafted tenth overall by the San Diego Seals in the 2018 NLL draft. The rookie has yet to see the floor due to an ACL surgery back in August that left him sidelined for anywhere from four to six months. It has now been six months since Fields underwent surgery.
Fields played his final two seasons in college at Albany with a torn ACL. It was not diagnosed until he sprained his MCL during his senior season in 2018. Despite his knee injuries, Fields led Albany to their first Final Four appearance in 2018 and left a lasting legacy, becoming one of the best players in NCAA and Albany history.
His surgery was delayed until August because he received a cortisone shot prior to the NCAA semifinals in May. Fields decided to go ahead and played a few games in the MLL with the Charlotte Hounds before going down with another knee injury on June 30th.
Fields underwent MCL, ACL, and meniscus surgery on August 1st and was given a timetable of four to six months before he could return to playing lacrosse. The San Diego Seals have released that Fields has been cleared by doctors for all lacrosse activity. While there are just a few weeks left in the NLL regular season Fields could return soon. The Seals have already clinched a playoff spot as well.