University of Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray missed Wednesday's practice with a toe injury and he is questionable for Saturday's Big Ten opener at Michigan. If Gray isn't able to play, true freshman Max Shortell will start in his place.
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MarQueis Gray is still recovering from turf toe but was moving around better during practice on Wednesday. Head coach Jerry Kill says Gray "has a lot better chance to play this week than last week." Freshman Max Shortell will start if Gray can't play.
Kill to start Shortell if Gray isn't healthy
Gophers football coach Jerry Kill says he expects freshman Max Shortell to be the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against the Purdue Boilermakers. Junior MarQueis Gray is still recovering from a toe injury, and won't get the start unless he's completely healthy.
Turf toe no longer hurting MarQueis Gray
Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray is taking advantage of the bye week to fully heal his injured left big toe. The junior didn't start the last two games because of turf toe. Gray says he's feeling much better and will be ready to start next Saturday when Minnesota hosts Nebraska.
Gray could start, Stoudermire out
Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray missed Wednesday's practice with a toe injury, but he wasn't listed on Thursday's injury list. That means he'll likely start Saturday. Senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire will not play as he continues to heal a fractured forearm.
Minnesota Gophers quarterback could be sidelined for a month
MarQueis Gray was helped off the field during the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday with a left high-ankle sprain. Coach Jerry Kill tells the Pioneer Press the senior quarterback could be out two to four weeks. Sophomore Max Shortell is expected to start the next game against Syracuse. He replaced Gray against Western Michigan and led the Gophers to a 28-23 victory.
Gray not on Gophers injury report
Junior QB MarQueis Gray is battling turf toe but is not listed on the Gophers injury report. That means he could play Saturday at Purdue. However, starting right tackle Jimmy Gjere will be held out with a concussion. Senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire will miss his second straight game because of a broken arm.
MarQueis Gray becoming the leader the Gophers need
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