Dec 11, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Gophers guard Wally Ellenson (3) drives up court in the second half against the North Dakota State Bison. The Gophers defeated the Bison 70-57. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Ellenson out for 1-2 weeks with Achilles strain


Dec 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Wally Ellenson (3) against the Lafayette Leopards at Williams Arena. Mandatory Minnesota defeated Lafayette 75-50. Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Wally Ellenson will be sidelined again, this time, up to two weeks following an Achilles strain sustained during the opening half of the game against Michigan State.

Ellenson, a freshman from Rice Lake, WI who had his redshirt burned after recovering from a broken hand that put him out for the first 11 games of the season, has not had the season he was hoping for when he and his parents asked coach Tubby Smith to play him this season.

The six-foot-four, high-flying guard has seen limited minutes since coming back from injury, playing a total of 36 minutes in six games for the Golden Gophers, scoring 12 combined points in those games.

Ellenson’s absence will not put any strain on the Gophers as he had been in the game in mostly low-risk situations, but it’s certainly a disappoint for fans.

 

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