Maine South midfielder Michael Banas has been diagnosed with ligament damage in his neck, Hawks boys soccer coach Dan States said Monday evening. The X-rays were negative, according to States, but the junior is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks.
States said he is hopeful Banas will be able to return by the end of the season.
Banas suffered the neck injury when he tumbled over a New Trier player in the second half of the Hawks’ 2-1 victory Saturday in Northfield. Banas was unable to break his fall, and he landed directly on his his head and neck. An ambulance was called and it transported Banas to the hospital.
The Hawks (3-1-0 CSL South) play their final league game against Evanston (2-1-1 conference) in Park Ridge tonight. Maine South will win the CSL South if it beats the Wildkits.