Report: Minnesota WR Chris Autman-Bell helped off practice field with apparent injury
Minnesota’s best receiver heading into 2021 reportedly needed to be helped off the practice field after an apparent injury Thursday.
According to Andy Greder with Pioneer Press, Chris Autman-Bell needed assistance getting to the locker room after he was bent backward during a one-on-one drill. Autman-Bell sustained what appeared to be a leg injury though no other details are known at this time.
News: The #Gophers best reciever, Chris Autman-Bell, needed assistance going to locker room after he was bent backward and suffered an apparent leg injury from a tackle during a one-on-one drill during open practice at Huntington Bank Stadium on Thursday.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) August 13, 2021
Autman-Bell is Minnesota’s best returning receiver heading into 2021. He has 78 career catches for 1,250 yards and 6 touchdowns in three seasons. During the 2020 season, Autman-Bell finished second on the team to Rashod Bateman with 22 catches for 430 yards but led the team with 19.5 YPC.
Earlier in the offseason, head coach P.J. Fleck said that Autman-Bell was up for the challenge of being a true No. 1 receiver in Minnesota’s system. Losing a player of his caliber for any length of time would put a lot of pressure on the rest of Minnesota’s offense.