Gophers: Freshman Wally Ellenson out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

Gophers freshman basketball player Wally Ellenson will miss six-to-eight weeks after breaking his left hand on Tuesday. Head coach Tubby Smith planned on playing the freshman, but is now undecided if he'll redshirt him for the season.
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