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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Engel makes quick progress with ankle injury; Nelson playing through hip pain; Harbison update

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher quarterbacks, Gophers injuries Updated: November 6, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Some quick updates from Wednesday's practice:

Coach Jerry Kill said he was surprised with how much Derrick Engel was able to do in practice tonight after spraining his ankle last Saturday at Indiana.

Quarterback Philip Nelson is still dealing with some hip pain, but he practiced again.

Wide receiver Jamel Harbison, who did not make the trip to Indiana, will not play against Penn State on Saturday, Kill said, declining to elaborate.

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