MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Minnesota Gophers’ star running back Mohamed Ibrahim is going to miss out on the rest of the 2021 season due to the leg injury he sustained in Thursday’s season opener against Ohio State.
The second team preseason Associated Press All-American had 30 carries for 163 yards and two scores, both giving the Gophers the temporary lead against the fourth-ranked Buckeyes.READ MORE: Buckeyes Beat Gophers 45-31 In Season Opener
Ibrahim hurt his lower right leg late in the third quarter, limped off and did not return. On Monday, coach P.J. Fleck said that Ibrahim will be undergoing surgery that will end his season.
what if everything you are going through is preparing you for what you've asked for?
— Mohamed Ibrahim (@_MoIbrahim) September 6, 2021
The Gophers ultimately lost Thursday’s game, 45-31.
In 2020, Ibrahim led the Big Ten in rushing attempts (201), rushing yards (1,076) and rushing touchdowns (15). He was named Big Ten Running Back of the Year, All-Big Ten First Team and AP Third-Team All-America.
Ibrahim owns school records for rushing yards per game in a season and most consecutive games with a touchdown (8), along with several others.
In his Gophers career, he’s totaled 3,003 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns.
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