Minnesota RB Trey Potts still in hospital, condition improving after Purdue win

Minnesota Gophers running back Trey Potts is still receiving treatment at an Indiana hospital following their 20-13 win over Purdue on Saturday, the school said Monday.

Potts left the fourth quarter of that matchup and was treated by the team’s medical staff before he was transported to the hospital.

The Gophers have not disclosed what led to Potts’ hospitalization or what he is being treated for.

“Potts was immediately observed and treated by the team's medical staff and was then transported to a hospital for further observation,” the school said in a statement. “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.”

Potts has ran for a team-high 552 yards and six touchdowns on 112 carries so far this season. He had 78 yards on 15 carries in Saturday’s win, and had the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter that put the Gophers up 20-13.

It’s unclear if or when the redshirt sophomore will be able to return to the field. Minnesota has a bye week this week, and will then host Nebraska on Oct. 16.

Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Trey Potts
Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Trey Potts was hospitalized after their win at Indiana on Saturday. (Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)