The Gophers have several players injured heading into Saturday's spring game. The good news is that none of these injuries should affect these players this fall, but it's going to limit some development late in spring camp. Based on what I've gathered, here's an unofficial injury report:
QUESTIONABLE FOR SPRING GAME
QB Jacques Perra: Suffered what sounds to be a sprained right thumb in Tuesday's practice and is questionable for the spring game. That's a bummer for the Gophers because Perra likely would have had a chance to showcase what he can do Saturday.
DT Gary Moore: He broke a bone in his right hand during Tuesday's practice. Don't be surprised if he gets a cast and plays Saturday.
G Tyler Moore: He was being evaluated for a potential broken hand Wednesday. Again, I wouldn't be surprised if he still plays Saturday. The true freshman has already established himself this spring with his toughness and tenacity.
LB De’Niro Laster: He dislocated a finger last Saturday and is questionable for the spring game.
WR Desmond Gant: He has missed several practices with concussion symptoms. No word on whether he'll be able to return this week.
OUT FOR SPRING GAME
TE Brandon Lingen: Broken collarbone. This was another bummer for the Gophers, as Lingen's development this spring was going to be key for a team trying to replace Maxx Williams.
OL Jon Christenson: Rehabbing left leg after having a rod removed in February.
LB Nick Rallis: Rehabbing from an ACL injury.
DT Scott Ekpe: Rehabbing from an ACL injury. Was in pads for the first time this spring Tuesday.
OL Alex Mayes: After suffering a shoulder injury last year, Mayes has been dealing with a foot injury this spring.
WR Isaiah Gentry: He was back at full speed Tuesday after missing two practices with hamstring tightness. The spring game could be a good showcase for him.
RB Berkley Edwards: Kill has been very pleased with how Edwards has played since missing the first two weeks of spring practice with a hamstring injury.
TE Noah Scarver: A breakout player early in camp, he suffered a shoulder injury but has returned to practice.
TE Duke Anyanwu: The coaching staff marvels at how well he's doing after tearing his ACL last August.