Minnesota LB Cody Poock out for the season with shoulder injury
Minnesota lost yet another key player to a season-ending injury.
On Tuesday, Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys announced that the team’s top linebacker, Cody Poock, will miss the rest of the 2016 season.
#Gophers LB Cody Poock out for season with shoulder surgery, coach Tracy Claeys said.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) November 8, 2016
Poock was the team’s top returner at the position after a breakout 2015 season. In 2015, he finished second on the team with 99 tackles.
His 2016 campaign, however, has been full of injuries. The former Iowa Western Community College transfer played in seven games but has been dealing with injuries throughout B1G play.
That’s tough news for a Minnesota squad that has a brutal stretch to close out the season. Minnesota travels to Lincoln this weekend, hosts an improved Northwestern squad the next and ends the season with a trip to Wisconsin.
The Gophers are winners of four straight and are still alive for the B1G West crown, but they allowed 31-plus points to the likes of Rutgers and Purdue at home.
On top of the Poock news, Minnesota will also be without starting linebacker Nick Rallis, who was ejected for a questionable targeting call in the final minutes against Purdue.
Minnesota and Nebraska kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network on Saturday.