On Thursday night, running back Mo Ibrahim’s Gophers star made a deep impression on national television.
In the season opener against Ohio State University, the defending top ten running back sprinted 30 times, sprinted for 163 yards, and twice touched down, but he suffered a serious injury to his left lower leg at the end of the third quarter and lost 45-31. . He stayed in the injury tent for about 15 minutes, then went to the locker room wearing protective boots.
Gophers coach PJ Fleck said he had no updates on Ibrahim’s health after the game. “Whatever it is, we will figure it out and row a boat,” Flake said.
Dr. David Chao, who runs the @ProFootballDoc account on Twitter, said that Ibrahim appeared to be suffering from an “obvious” left Achilles tendon rupture. “It will be better in the long run, but not this season,” he wrote on Twitter. “… Quite classic. End of season and surgery.”
Ibrahim’s two touchdowns tied with Mitch Leidner and scored 34 in his career, but people worry that if the injury is serious, Ibrahim may be trapped at this number. superior.
Gopher sold out
The Gophers ushered in the main factors that make college football unique: diehard fans, a large student section, military bands, and Thursday’s mental squad.
Earlier on Thursday, the United States announced that 50,805 spectators would be sold out in the season opener against Ohio State University. But in the game against the Buckeyes, the long line prevented it from being full.
Due to the pandemic a year ago, no fans entered the stands, and Thursday’s return continued for three games before the United States was full. At the end of 2019, Minnesota sold out 51,883 53,756 in the upset of Penn State, losing to Wisconsin.
Gophers has been selling out for several weeks and needs to sell a “large” number of tickets returned by Ohio State University earlier this week.
Gophers Athletics director Mark Coyle said last week that they added more than 5,000 new season tickets and doubled the number of student tickets.
According to TickPick, the secondary ticket market, the average price to enter the stadium is US$226 and the entry price is US$91. TickPick said the average price is the third most expensive ticket in a college football game this weekend. They said that the admission price is the most expensive home ticket ever recorded.
Thursday’s game is the first game under the new name, which was changed from the TCF Bank Stadium this summer. The Huntington Bank logo appears on every 25-yard line of the stadium and above the large video board at the open end of the stadium.
As the pandemic continues, the United States does not need to wear masks on stadium seats, but officials hope to wear masks in internal areas such as toilets.
Altman Bell out
Top Gophers receiver Chris Altman-Bell missed Thursday due to an ankle injury. He got dressed and went to the game, but did not run the route during the warm-up before the game. When he participated in the coin toss before the game, he was wearing sweatpants.
Flake said on Monday that Altman Bell suffered an ankle injury on August 12th. This is a game time decision, but once he comes on the court to warm up, his state seems to be doomed.
The Ohio State University’s availability report shows starting center Harry Miller, cornerback Cameron Brown and nine other players are playing against the Gophers.
Miller played 7 games for left back in 2020. Brown played 10 games in total, but only one played last season due to injuries.
Gophers will not release an availability report before the competition.
In the second quarter, Minnesota security guard Jordan-Howden injured his right leg and left the field. … Thursday’s game attracted more than 30 NFL scouts and front desk personnel from about 20 teams. This is considered a record high in Minnesota. The team includes former Gophers running back David Cobb, who was hired by the Carolina Panthers as an assistant scout in March. … Gophers wear helmet stickers to commemorate Mack Motzko, the 20-year-old son of U men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko, who died in a car accident in August. … Gophers heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson was commended for his gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.