Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern: Injury Report


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Ahead of Saturday’s game, here’s a look at the injury report for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Northwestern Wildcats.


CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (right knee)-Questionable
WR Drew Wolitarsky (concussion)-Probable
S Damarius Travis (hamstring)-Out
OT Jonah Pirsig (left shoulder)-Probable
LB Cody Poock (rib)- Probable
S Antonio Johnson (concussion)- Questionable
OT Ben Lauer (knee, left hand)- Probable
S KiAnte Hardin (ankle)-Questionable


Boddy-Calhoun will not need surgery on his injured right knee, but his status for Saturday is up in the air. Head coach Jerry Kill called Boddy-Calhoun “real questionable” on Thursday.

Wolitarsky returned to practice on Sunday, and head coach Jerry Kill said he will play against Northwestern. The Golden Gophers can certainly used their reception (15) and receiving yardage (222) leader against a solid Northwestern defense.

Poock has been practicing all week, and is good to go for Saturday’s game.

Travis has already been ruled out for Saturday, which will be the fourth straight game he will miss.

Johnson has cleared the concussion protocol, and he could play against Northwestern,

Hardin practiced on Wednesday, but it’s unclear if he will be ready for Saturday.


S Godwin Igwebuike (concussion?)- Questionable
OT Geoff Mogus (undisclosed)- Questionable
S Kyle Quiero (arm)-Out
Superback Garrett Dickerson (undisclosed)-Questionable
DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (undisclosed)-Questionable


Quiero suffered a broken arm last week against Ball State, and he is expected to miss significant time.

Head coach Pat Fitzgerald would not disclose Igwebuike’s injury early in the week, other than to say “he got taken out by the medical staff…you can pretty much deduce why.” That tells me it’s a concussion, and until further notice we should lean that way and consider Igwebuke highly questionable for Saturday.

Mogus is Northwestern’s starting left tackle, so if he is out on Saturday a lack of proven depth behind him creates a big concern.

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