Miami's Weber Recovering After Surgery
CHN Staff Report
CINCINNATI Miami junior defenseman Will Weber is recovering in a Cincinnati hospital following surgery to repair a severe cut in his neck, sustained when hit by a skate blade late in the first period of Saturday's 9-1 win over Northern Michigan.
Weber, a 6-foot-7 junior, collided with a Wildcats player and suffered a cut that went from his jawbone to his ear on the left side, according to a Miami spokesperson. He took 100 stitches.
Weber, a second-round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2007, was taken off with 2:59 left in the first period. Play was stopped for intermission, and both teams went to the locker room.
Miami coach Enrico Blasi spoke to Weber in the locker room before Weber was taken to Oxford Hospital. He was awake and alert as he was then transferred to a Cincinnati hospital. Blasi went to see Weber after the game.