Gophers RB Shannon Brooks Out for 2018 Season

Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks (23) dives into the end zone past Illinois defensive back Stanley Green (17) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Photo: (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)
Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks (23) dives into the end zone past Illinois defensive back Stanley Green (17) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.

March 06, 2018 01:59 PM

Gopher football coach P.J. Fleck dropped a bombshell in the middle of his pre-spring practice press conference on Tuesday morning announcing running back Shannon Brooks suffered a "non-contact lower leg injury" in offseason workouts and will miss the 2018 season.

Click here to see Fleck's entire Spring Practice Press Conference (The announcement about Brooks' injury comes at the 19:35 mark)

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Brooks will be a senior during the 2018 season, but will now redshirt and play his final season with the Gophers in 2019.

When healthy, Brooks and Rodney Smith have bee a dynamic duo in the Gophers backfield the last few seasons.  

Brooks sat out half of last season due to injuries.  He played in six games, rushing for 369 yards on 79 carries.  

Brooks has 17 rushing touchdowns and 2 receiving TDs in his three seasons.  

 

 

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