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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Injury reports for Minnesota, Northwestern

By Brian Bennett

Minnesota and Northwestern released their injury reports for Week 5 on Thursday night. Let's take a look:

Minnesota (at Michigan)

Out:

LB Brendan Beal (knee)
OL Josh Campion (head)
DB Troy Stoudermire (arm)
DB Johnny Johnson (ankle)
OL Zach Mottla (head)

Not included on the Gophers' injury report was quarterback MarQueis Gray. He has a toe injury, and head coach Jerry Kill said on Thursday that Gray would likely be a game-time decision. If he can't go, freshman Max Shortell would start. Stoudermire, the Big Ten's career leader in kickoff return yards, reportedly has a broken wrist. His loss further weakens a secondary that has had trouble stopping anyone this season.

Northwestern (at Illinois)


Out:

DT Brian Arnfelt (foot)
DB Mike Bolden (leg)
WR Tony Jones (leg)

This is the first time all season that Dan Persa hasn't been listed on the Wildcats' injury report. With a bye week last week, the Wildcats should be pretty healthy. Arnfelt, Bolden and Jones have been battling injuries all season.