Cody Poock out for the season with shoulder injury
November 8, 2016 — 12:08pm
Gophers linebacker Cody Poock will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, coach Tracy Claeys said Tuesday.
Poock re-injured his right shoulder in last week's win over Purdue. The Gophers list Nick Rallis as their starting middle linebacker for the Nebraska game, but he'll have to miss the first half after getting ejected for targeting against Purdue.
Thomas Barber is listed as the backup at middle linebacker, and he'll see an increased role without Poock or Rallis in the first half.
It looks like there's a possibility offensive lineman Garrison Wright (shoulder) can play. On the team's weekly depth chart and injury report, the Gophers list the starter at right guard as Wright "or" Vincent Calhoun.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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