Minnesota tight end to miss 4-5 weeks
Brandon Lingen was hoping to become Mitch Leidner’s go-to target in 2016.
For now, that’ll have to wait.
Tracy Claeys announced that the tight end will be out 4-5 weeks with a broken clavicle. He’s expected to undergo surgery.
The injury wasn’t related to the shoulder injury he suffered during spring camp. He suffered it when he went up for a pass in the third quarter against Indiana State.
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Lingen was an All-B1G Honorable mention selection in 2015. He had 428 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2015.
According to the Star-Tribune, Lingen will have a plate inserted because he suffered the same injury earlier in his college career.
The Gophers were already dealing with the loss of tailback Shannon Brooks, who emerged as a freshman last year. He’s expected to return in a few weeks.