Tanner Morgan was forced to exit Minnesota’s Week 7 game against Illinois in the 4th quarter after being punched in the helmet. The Golden Gophers quarterback would be carted off the Huntington Bank Stadium field as a result.
While P.J. Fleck didn’t provide many details about the status of Morgan other than referring to it as an “upper-body injury”, he did mention on Monday
that the senior was “feeling better” after being tended to by university medical staff. Fleck also didn’t rule out Morgan for Saturday’s game at Penn State, saying that the decision would be left to doctors.
But there could be some good news regarding the status of Morgan as he has reportedly made the trip to State College with the team, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Andy Greder. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll play against the Nittany Lions, the fact that he’s been given the green light to travel is a positive development.
Kickoff between the Gophers and No. 16 Nittany Lions is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.