Loyola Lacrosse Player to Play Despite Testicular Mass

May 28, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Loyola Greyhounds midfielder Chris Layne (3) celebrates with fans after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse National Championship at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Before the defending national champion Loyola-Maryland travels to No. 7 seed Duke on Sunday, May 12, Chris Layne found a testicular mass earlier this week. The team and Coach Toomey released statements earlier today (below). Loyola and Duke play at 5:15 p.m. on ESPNU. All games throughout the championship on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU can also be seen on WatchESPN. Here is the full TV schedule for lacrosse this weekend.

Statement from Loyola University Maryland Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Charley Toomey regarding Chris Layne:

“Throughout the last several days, our thoughts have been on the health and long-term well-being of Chris Layne. We are looking forward to Chris being with us in the playoffs, and he and his family will remain in our thoughts and prayers as he prepares for a new, post-playoffs battle.”

The family has asked that members of the media respect the privacy of Chris and his family during this time. This will be the only statement from Loyola lacrosse on the matter until further notice.

Statement from the family of Loyola University Maryland senior midfielder Chris Layne:

“Earlier this week, Chris was diagnosed with a testicular mass that will require further medical treatment. In consultation with doctors, Chris has decided to complete his collegiate lacrosse career where he loves to be, on the field with the teammates with whom he has a tremendous bond.

“We have been part of the Loyola lacrosse family for many years, and the support we have received has been tremendous. We would like to thank Coach Toomey and his staff, Chris’ teammates and their families for their comfort during this time. We believe that there is no better place for our family to be at this time because of their care for Chris and our family.”

The family has asked that members of the media respect the privacy of Chris and his family during this time. This will be the only statement they will make until further notice.

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