Minnesota loses star RB Ibrahim in a leg injury at the end of the season


Minneapolis (AP) — Mo Ibrahim’s running back in Minnesota will miss the rest of the season due to an injury to his left lower limb, PJ Freck announced Monday.

Ibrahim had surgery on Tuesday and it will take four to six months to recover, Freck said. The fifth year player was the second team’s Preseason Associated Press All-America Selection.

Fleck refused to identify the injury, but Ibrahim shed tears, he said. Severity suggested an Achilles tendon.Ibrahim was injured in the penultimate play of Thursday’s third quarter Against Ohio, When he ran one yard to the right and tried to escape the tackle by safety Ronnie Hickman. After Ibrahim planted his left foot Slow motion replay on Fox broadcast I saw his feet react as if something had jumped in.

Ibrahim led the Gophers in a touchdown run, setting the first score in a 56-yard run in 29th-4th and 1st. The Birth of the Back has been pulled apart forever.

Ibrahim rushed 30 times at 163 yards before the injury and finished eighth on the program’s Career Rush Yard List (3,003). His average per game (103.6) is slightly higher than the average of Darrell Thompson (103.4), the greatest leader ever to win 4,654 yards in 1986-89. Ibrahim is tied for fourth place in the career touchdown (33).

Fortunately for ground-oriented gophers, running backs have long been one of their deepest positions. Next are Traison Potts (3rd year), Cam Willey (3rd year) and Bryce Williams (4th year).


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