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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.
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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.

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