MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gophers forward Michael Bauer will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a broken forearm.
Bauer, a redshirt freshman, had surgery Sunday morning at University Hospitals to repair the left forearm that was broken in the Gophers' loss Saturday night at Purdue. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2001-02 season.
The 6-8 Bauer, perhaps the Gophers' most versatile player this season, was expected to remain hospitalized overnight and be released Monday.
This is the second consecutive season in which an injury ended Bauer's season. Last year, an ankle injury limited Bauer to five games before he opted to take a medical redshirt.
The latest injury came when Bauer cut across the lane with 14:32 to play in the 83-68 loss. Bauer tripped and put out his left arm to brace the fall. He was taken to a Lafayette, Ind., hospital but returned to Minneapolis with the team.
The Gophers are down to eight healthy scholarship players with the loss of Bauer. His injury leaves 6-11 sophomore Ryan Wildenborg as the only player with much height.
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