Minnesota's Green granted hardship waiver

Good news for Minnesota receiver Brandon Green, who has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten.

Green played in two games in 2010 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. The 2010 season won't count against Green's eligibility, and he'll have two seasons left with the Gophers.

Green has 42 receptions for 599 yards (14.3 ypc) with two touchdowns in his career.