Just a few days ago, one of the best running backs in college football suffered a devastating season-ending injury.
Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim was torching the Ohio State defense before an injury late in the third quarter. He immediately left the game and was seen later in a walking boot.
Earlier this week, Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Ibrahim was done for the season. On Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day reacted to the news of Ibrahim’s injury.
“Terrible news to see him out for the season, said Day. According to Dan Hope, Senior reporter for elevenwarriors.com. “Because he’s a heck of a back.”
Ryan Day on Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim: “Terrible news to see him out for the season, because he’s a heck of a back.”
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 7, 2021
Before he left the game against Ohio State, Ibrahim had racked up over 160 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
He was one of the lone reasons the Gophers even had a chance at the upset. After he left the game, Minnesota just didn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with the Buckeyes.
During the 2020 season, Ibrahim took home honors as the Big Ten’s best running back. He totaled 1,076 yards and 15 touchdowns on 201 carries for the Gophers last season.
It’s a brutal loss for the Minnesota offense and for college football as a whole.