Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long for bad news to hit Minneapolis during fall camp.
On Saturday, Minnestoa announced that sophomore quarterback Zack Annexstad suffered a foot injury during Friday’s practice and will be out indefinitely. The extent of the injury is unkown.
“Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game, and we feel terrible for Zack,” head coach P.J. Fleck said in a statement. “He worked extremely hard in the spring and summer to put himself in position to compete for the starting job, and I know he will recover from this setback to be even stronger. Zack is an elite teammate and person, and i look forward to him being an important part of the team as a leader while he is recovering.”
Annexstad’s injury almost certainly guarantees that Tanner Morgan will be the Week 1 starter for the Gophers under center. The two were set to split reps during fall camp until one separated himself from the other.
Last season, Annexstad started the first seven games of the season with the Gophers. He was only the second true freshman walk-on player to start in college football, joining Baker Mayfield.
Annexstad threw for 1,277 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018 before being sidelined with injuries. He appeared in eight total contests.