Minnesota leading rusher Trey Potts is hospitalized in Indiana stemming from an issue that occurred late in Saturday’s 20-13 win at Purdue.
The university didn’t reveal the reason for Potts’ hospitalization when announcing the news on Monday. It said Potts’ condition was improving.
“University of Minnesota running back Trey Potts left the field in the fourth quarter of the team’s Oct. 2, 2021, game at Purdue,” the statement read. “Potts was immediately observed and treated by the team’s medical staff and was then transported to a hospital for further observation.
“Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, Head Football Athletic Trainer Mike Sypniak and team physician Dr. David Jewison remained in Indiana overnight on Saturday with Potts. At this time, Potts remains in Indiana with his family and is receiving medical attention. His condition is improving and he is doing well. The University, with the permission of Potts and his family, will provide further updates when they are available.”
Potts rushed for 78 yards on 15 carries on Saturday but departed during a drive in which the Golden Gophers kicked a field goal with 1:46 left. He scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter.
Potts has rushed for 552 yards and six touchdowns on 112 carries. He topped 100 yards in three straight games prior to Saturday.
The Golden Gophers (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) have a bye this week. Minnesota hosts Nebraska on Oct. 16.
–Field Level Media