BOULDER -- Just before the holidays, Boulder senior guard Marc Krimstock suffered a major setback in his recovery from multiple skull and facial fractures that may jeopardize his entire basketball season.

Krimstock initially was injured in a bicycle accident on the way to school in early December and landed in intensive care. Krimstock appeared to be on the road to recovery on Dec. 14 as he joined the team for the Panthers' showdown against top-ranked Denver East when spinal fluid began seeping through Krimstock's nose. The senior was re-hospitalized that night and endured a lumbar drain for nine days before finally being released on Dec. 26.

Boulder senior guard Marc Krimstock, seen here in action two seasons ago, may miss the entire season after suffering a setback in his recovery from
Boulder senior guard Marc Krimstock, seen here in action two seasons ago, may miss the entire season after suffering a setback in his recovery from multiple skull and facial fractures. ( Cliff Grassmick )

After initially hoping Krimstock might be out only one month, head coach Eric Eisenhard indicated that Krimstock now will be sidelined indefinitely and may not return at all.

"We have no clue when he'll be back, or even if he'll be back," Eisenhard said. "That's not even on our radar yet. I think it will be a long road back for him and we haven't even started talking about a recovery time. Right now it's still more about just keeping him out of the hospital."

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