Mbakwe's season, and likely Gophers career, over after injury

  • Article by: MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 29, 2011 - 6:46 AM

The All-Big Ten forward won't play again this season, and it's likely that his Gophers career is over as well.

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notsidNov. 28, 11 1:35 PM

Sad to hear...maybe he can get a medical red shirt if he is interested in doing that. On the other hand, playing without him will be a good test for Tubby's recruits, that is, to see how good they are. I suspect that Big Ten competition will show that they are not very good.

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mullenschultNov. 28, 11 1:36 PM

Best of luck in your recovery, Trevor. Stay out of trouble and keep playing with the same passion and intensity you have shown as a Gopher and the future is yours.

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gilbe452Nov. 28, 11 1:44 PM

This is devastating news.

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ToddWNov. 28, 11 1:44 PM

Like I said before....over before we got started. Sounds like his mind is sound through all of this. Does he get a medical red shirt? I'd like to see him play in the barn one more season before going pro.

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ranger78Nov. 28, 11 1:48 PM

Too bad. Without him, they'll be well under .500 this season. How many more years before they are competitive again?

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dorkeemnNov. 28, 11 1:52 PM

Doubt that he will get a redshirt year - the injury meets 2 of the 3 critria - it is serious and it is less than 1/2 of the season - but he may have played in 20% of the games (total) - I don't have a schedule in front of me to see if they have played more than 20% of their schedule. Since they play 28-30 games - that would mean 5 or 6 games - and I think they're past that. It's too bad - sad to see his college career end this way.

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jendeerpathNov. 28, 11 1:54 PM

How can this keep happening to us MN fans ? Twins, Vikings , Gophers, it never seems to stop ! Really feel bad for this kid, he is the heart of this team. Maybe, just maybe Ralph will wake up and contribute, if his ankle lets him........

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gilbe452Nov. 28, 11 1:56 PM

@dorkeemn- i believe they have 31 games on the schedule, not counting big 10 tourny play...and have played 6, so that might fall under 20%

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dorkeemnNov. 28, 11 1:59 PM

@gilbe452 - I hope you're right and that he decides to take it if he can...

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svenny1Nov. 28, 11 2:00 PM

What a total bummer. I wish him the best in his recovery. I was hoping to have a MN team that would at least be competitive this winter.... Oh, well, there is always the Timberpuppies..

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