On the same night that we find out Wisconsin has landed a verbal commitment from Keegan Ford for 2014, we learn that another recruit from the same class will be sidelined for the next two months.
Grant Besse, a forward from Benilde-St. Margaret's high school in Minnesota fractured his tibia this weekend. Playing in a pre-season game in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League, Besse suffered the injury blocking a shot.
He tweeted Sunday night that he will miss 6-8 weeks.
Besse committed to Wisconsin last fall, and went on to have a season for the ages. Besse finished the year recording 93 points in 31 games. The 5'10, 175 pound forward also led his Red Knights squad to a AA state championship, scoring all five of his teams goals in the title game.
Despite an opportunity to join the Omaha Lancers of the USHL for this season, Besse chose to return to Benilde for his senior season. The 2014 Badger recruit will now have an uphill climb to help his club repeat as State Champions.
Luckily for Besse, the injury comes early in fall. Even if the future Badger is out a full 8 weeks, he'll be ready to go weeks in advance of the Minnesota high school season.
We'll have more updates on Besse's situation as details emerge.
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