Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Ohio: Injury Report


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Ahead of their second straight game against a Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponent, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are dealing with injuries at safety and along the offensive line before they welcome the Ohio Bobcats to town.

Here’s a look at the current injury report for both teams.


S Damarius Travis (hamstring)-Out
TE Ben Lingen (Concussion)-Probable
S Ace Rogers (Knee)-Questionable
OT Ben Lauer (Knee)-Questionable
OG Joe Bjorklund (Knee)-Probable
DL Robert Ndondo-Lay-(Undisclosed)-Questionable

OG Jon Christenson (Knee)-Out
TE Lincoln Plsek (Back)-Out
TE Duke Anyanwu (Knee)-Out


Travis has been declared out for Saturday. He was injured late in the season opener against TCU, and has not played since.

Rogers missed last week’s game against Kent State, but a return seems possible this week.

Lingen is expected to return to action after missing last week’s game.

Bjorklund will reportedly be limited to one practice per week, as he is apparently deals with a bone-on-bone condition in his knee. His status for game days may become a question down the road, but Bjorklund seems likely to play Saturday and I assume he will start.

Christenson is expected to miss a few more games as he recovers from knee surgery.


QB J.D. Sprague (Shoulder)-Out
QB Derrius Vick (Elbow)-Probable
CB Ian Wells (Back)-Questionable
LB Jovon Johnson (Ankle)-Questionable
OG Durrell Wood (Shoulder)-Questionable
S Kylan Nelson (Groin)
OT Joe Lowery (Groin)


Sprague is Ohio’s No. 2 quarterback, and is likely to miss at least one more game.

Vick was dealing with an elbow issue last week, but he played through it and threw for over 300 yards with two touchdowns against Southeastern Louisiana. The senior signal caller is expected to start again on Saturday.

Wood, Ohio’s starting right guard, was injured during last week’s game. His status for Saturday is undetermined.

Wells, Johnson, Nelson and Lowery all missed last week’s game for the Bobcats, and it’s unclear if any of them will play on Saturday. Wells’ absence would be particularly notable, since he is Ohio’s top cornerback.

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