Lindsay Whalen sidelined for four to six weeks

Gopher All-American Lindsay Whalen broke two metacarpal bones in her right hand in Wednesday's game at Ohio State and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Her injury will be re-evaluated on a weekly basis. Whalen is a two-time All-American and finalist for national player of the year honors.

Lindsay Whalen is the Golden Gophers' all-time leading scorer with 2,186 career points, a total that ranks as the fifth best in Big Ten history. Whalen had started 106 consecutive games and 108 total. She is second in Minnesota's all-time career assists list with 541 and third in steals with 224.

Whalen is averaging 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game for the 18-4 Gophers. The Gophers have five regular-season games remaining. If Whalen were sidelined for six weeks, she would likely be out until the NCAA Tournament, which will be held at Williams Arena March 21 and 23.

The Gophers face Illinois on the road Sunday.

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