Good news for Mahtomedi defenseman Ben Marshall and his family. Local doctors said the extent of Marshall’s left arm injury, which he recently suffered at the Detroit Red Wings development camp, is less severe than originally thought.
Marshall, a Gophers recruit who is skipping his senior year at Mahtomedi to play for the USHL's Omaha Lancers, collided with another player during a scrimmage and hit the boards. Doctors in Detroit thought Marshall would require surgery, but a re-evaluation by local doctors determined otherwise.
“He won’t need surgery or a plate in his wrist,” said Scott Marshall, Ben’s father. “We’re bouncing off the walls.”
Scott Marshall said Ben will be in a cast to immobilize his elbow for three weeks, and then will spend an additional three weeks in another cast.
The 17-year-old defenseman was chosen by the Wings in the seventh round of the draft last month.