This is not the news Minnesota was hoping for.

Saturday’s game ended in disappointing fashion as the Golden Gophers fell to Illinois by a final score of 55-31. That loss was discouraging enough, but head coach PJ Fleck confirmed a season-ending injury after the game.

Fleck confirmed that running back Shannon Brooks will indeed miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Brooks joins starting running back Rodney Smith who is also out for the season due to injury.

Writer Andy Greder shared Fleck’s comments: