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Minnesota’s secondary depth remains an issue versus Purdue

We’ve seen better news than this on a Monday.

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It looks like you should expect Minnesota to field a depleted secondary for the second game in a row. In today’s Big Ten teleconference, Coach Fleck was asked about the status of Duke McGhee and Antoine Winfield Jr. heading into this weekend’s game against Purdue:

Doogie chimed in soon after that he was hearing that Winfield is not expected to play due to his hamstring strain, but that it’s not considered serious.

Secondary depth has been an area of concern all season, but Saturday’s game against Maryland reaffirmed how important both Duke and Winfield are to the Gophers. Being without either will make Saturday’s game at Purdue that much more difficult.

Updates on other players who are out

  • You probably saw this already, but freshman wide receiver Demetrius Douglas is now out for the season:
  • Demry Croft is also still out.