Maryland men's basketball forward Bruno Fernando has been sidelined for about two weeks with a left high ankle sprain, coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday.
Turgeon hopes the freshman returns for Maryland's season-opener at Stony Brook on Nov. 10. The seventh-year coach said Fernando is starting to participate more in practice.
Michal Cekovsky, Ivan Bender and Sean Obi will be Maryland's frontcourt rotation while Fernando is sidelined. Once he's healthy, Fernando is expected to contribute, bolstering a team that averaged the fourth-fewest rebounds per game in the Big Ten last season. The Terps frontcourt dealt with an array of injuries last year and hope Fernando's setback doesn't linger.
247Sports ranked Fernando a four-star prospect and the eighth-best center recruit in the country. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound power forward has impressed the squad with his work ethic and physicality.