Sad news out of Dinky Town as Gophers football head coach P.J. Fleck has announced that senior running back Rodney Smith will be out for the season with a "knee injury".
Sources tell @TheAthleticMIN that Gophers star RB Rodney Smith will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury. Tough blow for a very young team.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) September 10, 2018
"I am devastated for Rodney," Fleck said on Monday. "I know he will keep his oar in the water and continue to move forward and attack his rehabilitation process. He is a leader on this team and I look forward to him working with our young players"
Smith will likely shoot for a sixth year of eligibilty due to the lost season if he so chooses.