Bock out for season with knee injury

December 3, 1999

Junior post player Liz Bock, a starter on the Bluffton College women's basketball team, will miss the remainder of the 1999-2000 season with a displaced cartilage tear in her knee.

Bock (Maumee, OH, Maumee HS), a 5-10 three-year varsity performer for BC, was averaging 10.8 points and 5.0 rebounds so far this season. She was named to the pre-season All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference team after scoring 10.6 points per game last season and collecting 6.7 rebounds per outing.

"It's a tremendous loss for our team," said BC Head Coach Michele Durand. "She's one of our captains, too, so it's tough from a leadership standpoint, as well."

Head Trainer Phill Talavinia said that Bock underwent surgery on Thursday. "We had hoped that the tear would be minimal and that we could get her back in a month," said Talavinia on Friday. "The tear was worse than we thought," he continued, and said that rehabilitation will begin for Bock in approximately three months.

Durand said that 6-0 junior Jen Bear (Grover Hill, Ohio, Lincolnview High School) will replace Bock in the starting lineup, but several players will need to step up to take her place.

BC will be on the road for their next three games, beginning on Saturday at Oberlin College (2:00 game time, WDOH 107.1 FM, Delphos).