Rob Nenahlo, captain of the Lawrence men’s basketball team, will miss the remainder of the 2001-2002 season with a pinched nerve in his back. Nenahlo, a junior guard for LU, suffered his season ending injury against Mary Hardin-Baylor on Dec. 29. Nenahlo, the team’s leading scorer, suffered a back injury while trying for a rebound.
“At first I thought it was just a deep bruise, and then I found out it was a pinched nerve as well,” Nenahlo said, adding, “I have recovered from it enough so that I could play, but I wouldn’t be anywhere close to one hundred percent.”
The LU captain from Appleton East High School has filed for a medical redshirt. If successful, Nenahlo will have two years of eligibility remaining to play for the Vikings. He would regain his captain role next fall, and would be the leader of this young Viking team, hoping to make a run at the Midwest Conference title.