Gophers tight end Brandon Lingen is expected to miss several weeks, at least, with a left foot injury suffered Saturday against Rutgers.
Lingen, an honorable mention Big Ten selection last year, left the Rutgers game in the third quarter and returned to the sideline with a walking boot and crutches. It was another tough blow for Lingen who missed three games with a broken clavicle earlier in the season.
During his Tuesday press conference, coach Tracy Claeys did not rule out Lingen returning this season.
The Gophers listed Lingen, defensive tackle Steven Richardson (concussion) and right tackle Jonah Pirsig (sprained ankle) as out for this week's game at Illinois, on their weekly injury report.
Meanwhile, the five players with restraining orders keeping them from TCF Bank Stadium, had their hearing today extended to Nov. 3. That is two days before the Gophers next home game on Nov. 5 against Purdue.
Those five players -- KiAnte Hardin, Ray Buford, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson and Calrton Djam -- are available to play in this week's road game at Illinois.