Potts running back Gophers says he is recovering “completely”


Running back Trey Potts, whose season ended Oct. 2 at Purdue with an undisclosed injury that led to him being hospitalized for six days, tweeted Tuesday night that he was recovering “completely” and would accompany his team. at the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on December 28 in Phoenix.

Potts also hinted at his future, ending his statement with “Finally, see you in 2022.”

The Gophers have not given details of Potts’ injury, with coach PJ Fleck relying on the Potts family to provide updates if they wish.

“The past two months have gone through a tough time in my life after suffering a very serious mid-season injury that cut my season short,” Potts wrote in the statement. “That being said, I am blessed and fortunate to be in good health and to make a full recovery. I want to sincerely thank the amazing doctors and nurses in Indiana and Minnesota who took care of me.

“To Coach Fleck and Heather [Fleck], Dr Jewison, the athletic coaches, coaches and administration of the U of M, thank you for your full support throughout this time. To my family, friends and teammates, thank you for the endless love and support sent to me. To all Gopher fans, I want to thank you for all your kind words and support.

“Not being able to attend some games this year, I am happy to report that I will be at the Guaranteed Rate Bowl with my team.

“Finally, see you in 2022.”

Potts, a sophomore in a red shirt, became the running back for the Gophers after Mohamed Ibrahim was lost for the season with a torn Achilles tendon in the first game against Ohio State. In five games, Potts has run 112 times for 552 yards and six touchdowns, the team’s top.

In Minnesota’s 20-13 victory at Purdue, Potts left the game late in the fourth quarter and was immediately observed and treated by team medics on the sidelines before being taken by ambulance to a West Lafayette Hospital, Indiana, for further observation. Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle, head football sports coach Mike Sypniak and team medic Dr David Jewison stayed in Indiana overnight with Potts.

Potts was transferred to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and remained there until October 8 before returning to Minnesota. He then returned to his hometown of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Last week, at his press conference after the signing period began, Fleck said Potts had returned to campus and “is doing very well.”

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