Pohl in ICU after suffering skull fracture

Tbe Senior was carted off the ice against Mankato Saturday night.

Brian Deutsch

Senior forward Tom Pohl is in intensive care after successful brain surgery following an on ice injury in the second period of Minnesota’s double overtime win last night.

Pohl sustained a skull fracture when his head hit the boards in front of the Gophers bench – resulting in bleeding on the brain. The senior was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester where surgery was performed to stop the bleeding and stabilize the fracture.

“We are very fortunate that he has tremendous medical care,” said Minnesota coach Don Lucia, who is in Rochester with Pohl and his family. “We’re looking forward to him returning to school at one hundred percent and our thoughts and prayers remain with Tom and the Pohl family.”

Pohl remains at St. Mary’s for further observation.