One of Minnesota’s top basketball players could miss a few games.
Sophomore guard Amir Coffey missed the game Saturday against Indiana with a right shoulder injury and could be sidelined up to two weeks, according to Marcus R. Fuller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Amir Coffey out with shoulder injury
#Gophers sophomore Amir Coffey is out today with a right shoulder injury. Was discovered after the Illinois game. Could be out at least two weeks.
— Marcus R. Fuller (@Marcus_R_Fuller) January 6, 2018
Coffey (6-foot-8, 205 pounds) is averaging 14.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season. Coffey reportedly hurt his shoulder against Illinois on Wednesday, a game in which he scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Coffey scored a season-best 23 points against Miami on Nov. 29.
Coffey is the third-leading scorer for the Gophers, who entered Saturday averaging 83 points as a team. The Gophers are led in scoring by Jordan Murphy (19 points) and Nate Mason (15.6).
Minnesota also is without Reggie Lynch, who was found “responsible” in a sexual assault investigation and was suspended indefinitely Friday. Lynch, the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year last season, remains part of Minnesota’s program.