Shoulder Injury Forces Abram To Miss Rest of Season


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball program has announced junior wing Lester Abram (Pontiac, Mich./Northern HS) will miss the remainder of the 2004-05 season due to a left shoulder injury that will require surgery. No date has been finalized for the surgery.

"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 U-M coach Tommy Amaker. "We will certainly do everything we can for Lester and his family throughout this upcoming surgery and rehabilitation process."

Abram, who played in only 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.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4223

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