Minnesota Star Mohamed Ibrahim to Have Season-Ending Surgery on Lower-Leg Injury

By Griffin Strom on September 6, 2021 at 11:36 am
Mohamed Ibrahim
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Mohamed Ibrahim's season has come to an end after just one game.

The redshirt senior and star running back for Minnesota left Thursday's season opener against Ohio State with a leg injury, and Gophers' head coach P.J. Fleck announced Monday that the issue will require season-ending surgery.

Ibrahim, the Big Ten's reigning Running Back of the Year, rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State, including a 56-yard dash on a fourth down in the first half that set up a score and helped keep Minnesota in the game.

On a 1-yard rush in the third quarter, Ibrahim appeared to suffer a leg injury, and was later seen in a walking boot while heading back to the locker room.

Fleck said Monday that Ibrahim could make a full recovery in four to six months and that his surgery will take place Tuesday.

Ibrahim has rushed for 3,003 yards and 33 touchdowns as a Gopher, and his 153.7 rushing yards per game in 2020 were second in the country.

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