Michigan's Compher Could Miss 4-6 Weeks
CHN Staff Report
MINNEAPOLIS Michigan freshman forward JT Compher has been sidelined with an injured foot he suffered in practice Monday for the U.S. World Junior team.
Compher was cut from the team following Tuesday's exhibition game with Minnesota State.
Seen in a walking boot Tuesday, Compher will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, according to some reports. Other reports have suggested 3-4 weeks.
According to Michigan's official Twitter feed, "Compher 'could miss a few weeks,' according to Coach (Red) Berenson, in the worst case scenario, but still awaiting evaluation."
The injury came from blocking a shot during the practice at the World Junior team's camp in Minneapolis.
A second-round NHL Draft pick, Compher currently leads the Wolverines in scoring with 14 points. He is tied with sophomore Andrew Copp, who is still on the World Junior roster. Another Michigan player, freshman Tyler Motte, is also still with Team USA.
The Wolverines are likely to be without all three when they play in the Great Lakes Invitational Dec. 27-28 at Detroit's Comerica Park.