University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck announced today that defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr., will miss the remainder of the season after suffering an injury in the first quarter at Maryland on Saturday.
"We are heartbroken for Antoine," said head coach P.J Fleck. "Like Rodney Smith, I know he will keep his oar in the water, keep moving forward and will work tirelessly to return to the field next season. We believe Antoine meets the waiver requirement for a sixth year of eligibility and we will file that waiver with the NCAA at the conclusion of the season."
A granted waiver would mean that Winfield, who will have foot surgery on Monday, will have three years of eligibility remaining (2019, 2020 and 2021).