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MarQueis Gray Injury: Ankle Could Cause Gophers QB To Miss A Month

Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray suffered a high ankle sprain on Saturday's win over the Western Michigan Broncos, an injury which will likely cost him at least two weeks. The good news, if any, is that the injury could've been much worse, as Gray didn't suffer any structural damage or broken bones.

But he will be out nonetheless, and in his place will be sophomore Max Shortell. Shortell relieved Gray in Saturday's game and completed 58% of his passes, throwing for 188 yards and three touchdowns. He was also impressive in garbage time vs. the New Hampshire Wildcats, completing five of six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.

The Gophers will take on the Syracuse Orange next week, and then the Iowa Hawkeyes the week after that. They have a bye in the first week of October before hosting the Northwestern Wildcats.

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