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As first reported by Inside Lacrosse, Ohio State’s Justin Inacio and Duke’s Joe Robertson have both suffered lower body injuries ahead of the 2020 season.
Inacio is expected to miss time due to the injury and how soon he will comeback is still up in the air, according to a source.
The junior faceoff man went 181-for-284 (63.7%) at the dot last season. He also scooped up 120 ground balls and tallied three points (2G/1A). He was named a USILA All-American in 2019 and is a two-time Big Ten specialist of the year.
Robertson, Duke’s leading returning scorer, will not play in the Blue Devils opener against Air Force on Saturday, according to a report from Inside Lacrosse.
The junior attackman put up 59 points (42G/17A) last season for the Blue Devils. Additionally, Robertson ranked third in the ACC in points and fourth in the conference in goals last season.
In Robertson’s absence, the Blue Devils will have to lean heavily on junior midfielder Nakeie Montgomery and junior attackman Joey Manown to produce the majority of the Blue Devils’ scoring.
Elsewhere around the country, Penn State attackman Grant Ament is expected to make a 100% return after having surgery on his foot back in November and sophomore Johns Hopkins attackman was listed as day-to-day after suffering a lower body injury, according to a report from Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse on Jan. 25th.