Throughout the Hershey Bears lackluster season beginning, one bright spot has been defensive prospect Connor Hobbs. After leaving the Bears game on Saturday, Hobbs got x-rays that showed he fractured his left wrist. He will miss six to eight weeks.
Hobbs’ injury came three and a half minutes into the first period. Hobbs went for a hit on a Toronto Marlies player but missed and slammed into the boards.
Six weeks from today would set Hobbs’ return at December 17 at the earliest.
When Andre Burakovsky broke his wrist during the 2016-17 season, he returned early after five weeks of recovery.
From the Hershey Bears:
The Hershey Bears announced today that defenseman Connor Hobbs is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a fractured left wrist. The announcement was made by Hershey’s Vice President of Hockey Operations, Bryan Helmer.
Hobbs, 20, was injured in the first period of Hershey’s 4-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday. The defender did not return to the game after colliding with the boards in front of Hershey’s bench.
Hershey hits the road to battle I-81 rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this afternoon. The puck drops at 3:05 p.m. and the game may be heard on the Bears Radio Network.
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