Brooks: No timetable for re­turn of in­jured Mahinmi

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The end of this week marks one month since Ian Mahinmi, the Wash­ing­ton Wizards’ 6-foot-11 cen­ter, un­der­went surgery to re­pair a par­tially torn me­dial menis­cus in his left knee. At the time of the in­jury, Wash­ing­ton an­nounced that he would miss at least four to six weeks. Though Mahinmi can go through solo work­outs, coach Scott Brooks in­di­cated that there is no set date for his re­turn. Mahinmi is “still do­ing the re­hab ev­ery day. He’s def­i­nitely on the court. Don’t know when he’s go­ing to be back,” Brooks said. Mahinmi has not par­tic­i­pated in prac­tice with team­mates, which would be the last step before re­join­ing the lineup. But even af­ter reach­ing that goal, Mahinmi will have more hur­dles to clear. Mahinmi, who was signed to pro­vide front­court depth, has not ap­peared in a game since Oct. 13. Before the in­jury, he was lim­ited through por­tions of the team’s train­ing camp. In July, the Wizards signed Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 mil­lion con­tract. In his ab­sence, the team has used Ja­son Smith as the backup cen­ter. — Mary­land will face North­west­ern and coach Pat Fitzger­ald for the first time in pro­gram his­tory next sea­son. The Terps will host the Wild­cats on the night of Oct. 13, a Fri­day. Wright) also made the sec­ond team. MEN’S COL­LEGE SWIM­MING: UMBC ju­nior Philip Ade­jumo (Howard) was named Coastal Col­le­giate Sports As­so­ci­a­tion Swim­mer of the Week. … Tow­son se­nior Nick Breschi (Loy­ola Blake­field) re­ceived Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion Male Swim­mer of the Week hon­ors. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE SWIM­MING: Wash­ing­ton Col­lege sopho­more Ju­lia Port­mann was named Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence Swim­mer of the Week. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE DIV­ING: Loy­ola Mary­land sopho­more Lind­sey Staszewski was named Pa­triot League Fe­male Diver of the Week for the third time this sea­son. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE VOL­LEY­BALL: Johns Hop­kins cap­tured three of the four an­nual Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence awards, as ju­nior El­iz­a­beth Wuer­s­tle was named Player of the Year, Sarah El­nozahy was se­lected as Rookie of the Year and Tim Cole was hon­ored as Coach of the Year. The Blue Jays earned the pro­gram’s fourth con­fer­ence ti­tle this sea­son. … St. Mary’s se­niors Alli and Mimi Graf (Broad­neck) re­peated as All-Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence hon­orees. MEN’S COL­LEGE WA­TER POLO: Johns Hop­kins ju­nior John Wil­son was named Mid-At­lantic Wa­ter Polo Con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Week. IN­DOOR SOC­CER: Blast for­ward Vini Dan­tas was named to the Ma­jor Arena Soc­cer League Team of the Week. In the Blast’s sea­son-open­ing 11-6 win over the Har­ris­burg Heat on Satur­day, Dan­tas had four goals and added an as­sist. For­ward Tony Donatelli, who recorded five as­sists and one goal in the game, re­ceived honor­able men­tion. BOX­ING: Bal­ti­more Box­ing Pro­mo­tions’ “Don’t Blink” Olympic-style card Thurs­day at Michael’s Eighth Av­enue in Glen Burnie will raise money for Ni­cholas Tasker, an 8-year-old with a rare ab­dom­i­nal can­cer that has spread to his lungs. Bal­ti­more Box­ing has do­nated tick­ets to Tasker’s fam­ily, which resold them; the money will help cover Ni­cholas’ med­i­cal bills. Bal­ti­more Box­ing is host­ing a 50/50 raf­fle and silent auc­tion on fight night to help with the fundrais­ing. Tasker will re­ceive the Mike Di­et­rich Amer­i­can Dream Award, named for late boxer Mike “Amer­i­can Dream” Di­et­rich. A heavy­weight ti­tle match be­tween “Dan­ger­ous” Dal­las Butts and Brian “Bam Bam” Haneschlager will head­line the card. The un­der­card will in­clude Clay­ton Fraser, Ameila Moore and Richie Ham­mons. Tick­ets, which start at $25, can be pur­chased by calling 410-375-9175 or go­ing to bal­ti­more­box­ events. To do­nate, go to you­car­ brit­tany­trail-and-richard-tasker-657517. —

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