Gophers lineman Jared Weyler has a torn triceps muscle, Tracy Claeys says on radio
November 15, 2016 — 12:19pm
Gophers left guard Jared Weyler has a torn triceps muscle and probably will miss Saturday's game against Northwestern, coach Tracy Claeys told KFAN (100.3-FM) on Tuesday.
Weyler has been one of the team's top linemen this season, so this is a setback, especially for the team's running game. The Gophers did not list Weyler on the team's injury report Tuesday, but Claeys announced the news after his weekly press conference.
To replace Weyler, the Gophers could use Vincent Calhoun, who is currently listed as the backup at right guard, behind Garrison Wright. They currently have Bronson Dovich listed as the backup behind Weyler, and they also have Connor Mayes.
In other injury news, Claeys said it's uncertain whether tight end Brandon Lingen (foot) will be available for the team's bowl game.
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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