Pregame injury could end season for Boston College’s Alber

Boston College may lose defenseman Patch Alber for the rest of the season after a pregame injury Saturday in Minneapolis.

Alber, a senior who played in each of the No. 1 Eagles’ first 14 games this season and all 44 last year, was injured during the team’s soccer warmup before the first game of the Mariucci Classic, coach Jerry York said.

York told reporters after Saturday’s game that an orthopedic surgeon said Alber’s injury could be a torn meniscus, and York said the injury could end Alber’s season.

Alber underwent successful surgery to repair a displaced lateral meniscus in his right knee Tuesday, according to a school-issued press release.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Nascimento at St. Elizabeth’s Media Center in Brighton, Mass.

Alber is expected to miss three months during recovery.

Alber has three assists and is plus-6 this season for the Eagles. In 109 collegiate games, he has four goals and 25 assists.

On Saturday, he was replaced in the Eagles’ lineup by freshman Travis Jeke, who played his first collegiate game.