UConn will be without its tallest player for a while. Center Enosch Wolf has sustained a concussion, his third in less than a year.
Wolf, 7-foot-1, was hurt at a recent practice. We will have more on the details later today when UConn opens practice to the media.
Last season, Wolf missed time in December 2011 with a concussion. Then in March, as the Huskies were prepping for the Big East Tournament, he dunked, slipped off the rim, landed on his head and was knocked unconscious. He was out the rest of the season.
“People who saw it said it was pretty nasty,” Wolf said, during an interview we did last May. “Blood spouting everywhere. The next thing I remember I was in [the infirmary]. I’m told I was lucky.”
Treatment of concussions has changed in recent years, much more care and caution is used. So one can expect Wolf to be out a while – until all post-concussion symptoms are gone. It would be heartbreaking for him, obviously, if he were unable to play when the Huskies go to Germany on Nov. 9. … And unlike last season, UConn needs Wolf to play a big role with so many front-court players gone. This injury makes the thinnest area of their team even thinner as the season nears.