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Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner told reporters Tuesday that he was medically cleared to resume football activities about a month ago. The strong-armed QB from Lakeville underwent surgery on his left foot over the winter to repair ligament damage stemming from a broken toe he suffered in 2014 and a dislocated toe suffered in 2015.

The photo of his stitched up foot is pretty gross, but we're glad he's finally healthy.

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Leidner says he's lost 20 pounds since his December surgery, giving him an expected playing weight of 230 pounds – another reason the senior is excited about the coming season.

"We'll see when camp rolls around if someone wants to peel me back a little bit because I get a little carried away sometimes," Leidner said, via NCAA.com. "But I just feel good. I'm really excited."

Minnesota opens the season at home against Oregon State on Sept. 1. See the full schedule here.

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