Minnesota may be without one of its best offensive weapons when it hosts Wisconsin on Saturday.
Senior wide out Derrick Engel suffered a knee injury in practice on Tuesday and his status for the game against the Badgers is now up in the air.
Gophers coach Jerry Kill was uncertain about the extent of the injury when asked.
“We’ll know more as the process goes with his doctor,” Kill said. “At this point in time, he’ll get an MRI and we’ll know more about it as we go. There’s speculation one way or the other, but we’ll see.”
Kill wouldn’t say whether Engel might have torn the ACL in his knee, adding that it could have been one of several different injuries.
“Until I know 100-percent sure, I can’t comment,” Kill said. “When I do know, I will.”
Engel leads Minnesota with 25 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns. No other receiver on the team has caught more than eight passes this season in the Gophers’ run-heavy attack. If Engel is unable to play, freshman Drew Wolitarsky and junior Isaac Fruechte will have to step up against the Badgers.