Gophers receiver Chris Autman-Bell leaves Colorado game with injury

The Gophers football team’s top receiver, Chris Autman-Bell, appeared to injure his right leg late in the first half of Saturday’s game against Colorado at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Trying to adjust to a Tanner Morgan pass, Autman-Bell landed awkwardly and grabbed around his knee. He needed help off the field and into the medical tent. He was assessed in the tent for seven minutes and then needed help into the locker room.

Autman-Bell led the Gophers with three receptions on four targets for 58 yards and one touchdown in the first half Saturday. Through the first two games, the sixth-year senior had team highs of eight receptions and 156 yards.

Without Autman-Bell, Morgan found Dylan Wright for a 16-yard touchdown to close the first half with a 35-0 lead.

Minnesota had just welcomed back receiver Daniel Jackson on Saturday. After missing the first two games with an ankle injury, Jackson had one reception for eight yards in the first half.

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