Jamel Harbison Injury: Gophers Wide Receiver Will Be Forced To Redshirt

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 01: Head coach Jerry Kill of the Minnesota Golden Gophers watches the pre-game warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Jamel Harbison will redshirt 2012 after suffering an ACL tear during Friday's win against UNLV.

Wide receiver Jamel Harbison will redshirt the 2012 season after the Minnesota Golden Gophers freshman tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's victory against the UNLV Rebels. Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that it was disappointing considering the promise of the 5'11" receiver.

"The good Lord is probably telling us we need to redshirt him anyway," Kill said of Harbison. He added later, "Am I disappointed? Yeah, I think Jamel had a chance to be one of our premier offensive players. At the same time, I know I've got him for four years."

Because the injury came so early, Harbison won't lose a year of eligibility when he returns. A freshman out of Charlotte, N.C., Harbison didn't have a catch in Thursday's 30-27 double-overtime victory. He rushed one time for two yards and was tackled hard on that play, Kill told the paper.

The coach did not know if the injury occurred on that specific play or not.

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