Sunday , Dec , 05 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Michigan loses Abram for season; Brown out 4-6 weeks

=== Michigan loses Abram for season; Brown out 4-6 weeks ===

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) – Michigan forward Lester Abram will miss the
rest of the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery. No
date has been set for the procedure for the junior, who led the Wolverines in
scoring last year.

“After following the procedures provided by our team doctors and medical
community, we have been advised that surgery would now be in Lester’s best
interest,” said head coach Tommy Amaker. “We will certainly do everything we
can for Lester and his family throughout this upcoming surgery and
rehabilitation process.”

Abram, who saw action in just three games this season, can apply for a medical
hardship (redshirt) to regain an additional year of eligibility. A player must
have played less than 20 percent of the total number of games before the
halfway point of the season to be awarded the additional year.

Abram has played in 64 career games for the Wolverines with 54 starts. He has
averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals for his career.
Abram scored 13.1 points per contest a year ago.

Also, forward-center Graham Brown will miss 4-to-6 weeks following hernia

The 6-foot-9 Brown, a junior captain, is slated undergo surgery Tuesday.

“After having surgery this offseason to correct a similar injury, it has
continued to cause Graham some difficulties,” Amaker said Sunday. “Our medical
staff has advised us that surgery is the best option for Graham at this time.”

Brown has played in 70 games, starting 59. He has averaged 5.1 points and 4.5
rebounds while shooting 55.8 percent from the field for his career.