Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Hand injury shelves Gophers third-string quarterback Streveler for Saturday

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers injuries Updated: October 3, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Chris Streveler, the third string quarterback for the Gophers behind Philip Nelson and Mitch Leidner, is listed as out for Saturday's game against Michigan on the team's latest injury report.

Streveler suffered a hand injury throwing the ball, Coach Jerry Kill said Wednesday.

Donovahn Jones, who moved from quarterback to receiver during training camp, was expected to get more quarterback reps during practice this week. And Conor Rhoda, a freshman from Cretin-Derham Hall, has been playing quarterback for the scout team.

Those would be the options if something were to happen to both Nelson and Leidner. Nelson is expected to start, with Leidner as the No. 2 option, but to keep Michigan guessing, it's listed as Nelson "or" Leidner on the team's depth chart.

Fullback Mike Henry, who missed last week's game with a rib injury, is not on this week's injured list. The starter at fullback is listed as Henry "or" Maxx Williams.

To see the latest depth chart and injury report, click here.

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