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Running back Gillum is the latest Gophers player to suffer injury

  • Blog Post by: Joe Christensen
  • April 16, 2013 - 10:03 PM

The Gophers did pretty well on the health front through the first two weeks of spring practice, but that hasn’t been the case of late.

Running back James Gillum injured a knee in Friday’s scrimmage and might be done for the spring, Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday.

The offensive line is banged up. Ed Olson (ankle surgery) and Zach Mottla (broken leg) have missed the whole spring, Jonah Pirsig has been out with a knee injury since April 6, Brian Bobek has missed the past four practices because of illness, and Jon Christenson is playing through a sprained ankle suffered in Friday’s scrimmage.

“The big thing is we hopefully get everybody back for the fall,” Kill said. “The way it looks we will, but those things are starting to pile up as the spring goes. So we’ve gotta be careful, but we’ve still gotta get better.”

The Gophers have four practices remaining before their April 27 spring game.

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