MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland.
Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday that the Gophers were "heartbroken" for Winfield, who suffered a season-ending injury for the second straight year in the 42-13 loss on Saturday. The Terrapins rushed for 315 yards in the game.
Last season, Winfield played in only four games and was granted a medical redshirt after suffering a hamstring injury. Fleck said the team believes Winfield will meet the NCAA's waiver requirement for a sixth year of eligibility. If granted, Winfield will have three years left.
Winfield had a punt return for a touchdown this season, plus an interception and a fumble recovery.