Just when it looked like his game was about to take off, Cameron Hughes suffered an injury. The freshman scored his first goal of the season in the series finale against Minnesota two weeks ago, and added a pair of goals the following Friday against Penn State.
Unfortunately for Hughes, the young center was sidelined with an injury late in Friday's game against Penn State, as he lost an edge and went tumbling into the end boards with a vicious thud. Hughes suffered a shoulder injury and was in obvious pain after the play. He missed Saturday's game with the injury.
According to Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves via the Wisconsin State Journal, Hughes will skate on Tuesday and has a 50-50 chance at playing this weekend as the Badgers travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State.
#Badgers coach Mike Eaves said C Cameron Hughes (shoulder) will skate Tuesday and has 50-50 chance of playing vs. Ohio State.— Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) February 9, 2015
The State Journal reported that Hughes wore a sling on Saturday, but Eaves said this week that the injury is a lot less significant than they originally thought.
"Today I'd say 50-50,'' Eaves said after practice Monday. "It's going to change every day because he's getting that much better every day.''
We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available on Hughes.
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