Gophers freshman linebacker Carter Coughlin suffered an elbow injury Saturday that likely will keep him out multiple weeks, coach Tracy Claeys told WCCO (AM-830) on Sunday.
Coughlin made his first career start and made six tackles against Colorado State, including a tackle for a loss. But he sustained an elbow injury that Claeys said could be similar to the one that has kept senior linebacker Nick Rallis out the past two games.
Claeys told WCCO that he would know more after talking to the team’s medical staff today.
In other news, the Gophers landed a junior college safety recruit Sunday, when Jaquarius Landrews flipped his commitment from Mississippi State.
The 6-1, 205-pound Landrews is a consensus three-star recruit who also had reported offers from Arkansas, Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State. A native of McComb, Miss., he is a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College. He plans to graudate in December and enroll at Minnesota in January, which will make him eligible for spring practice.
The Gophers now have 12 players committed for the Class of 2017.