After a standout week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, incoming Gophers recruit Carter Coughlin is taking care of some health matters.
The Eden Prairie senior confirmed Thursday that he suffered a concussion in that game Saturday, and he’s also scheduled to have shoulder surgery in coming days.
The surgery will repair a partially a partially torn labrum. Coughlin said he should be able to resume upper-body lifting exercises in 3-1/2 months and resume hitting in five to six months. He anticipates being back at full strength for the start of the Gophers’ training camp in August.
Analysts pegged Coughlin as one of the top performers in the practices leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which is a national showcase for recruits. Coughlin is a consensus four-star recruit and headlines this year’s Gophers recruiting class.
Maye joins Murray as Senior Bowl invitees
Former Gophers receiver KJ Maye accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, which will be held Jan. 30, in Maye's hometown of Mobile, Ala. The game, in fact, is played at Ladd Peebles Stadium, where Maye played his high school games for Murphy High School.
Maye will join former Gophers cornerback Eric Murray in this year's game. Former Gophers running back David Cobb played in the Senior Bowl last year, and Ra'Shede Hageman was in there in 2012.