Minnesota senior Tom Pohl is in intensive care following surgery resulting from an injury suffered in the Golden Gophersâ€™ double overtime victory over Minnesota State on Sunday in Mankato.
Pohl sustained a skull fracture when his head hit the boards in front of the teamâ€™s bench at 6:09 of the second period. The injury resulted in bleeding on the brain and Pohl was airlifted to St. Maryâ€™s Hospital in Rochester. Successful surgery was performed to stop the bleeding and stabilize the fracture. Pohl remains at the hospital for further observation.
â€œWe are very fortunate that he has tremendous medical care,â€ said Minnesota coach Don Lucia, who is in Rochester with Pohl and his family. â€œWeâ€™re looking forward to him returning to school at one hundred percent and our thoughts and prayers remain with Tom and the Pohl family.â€
The senior forward has played in 34 games this season for the Golden Gophers.