Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim's terrific start to the 2021 season appeared to be cut short when he suffered a gruesome lower left leg injury Thursday night against Ohio State.
Third quarter injury to Ibrahim was sustained against the Buckeyes. An replay showed that Ibrahim's lower leg was popping as he tried to make a cut. He attempted to walk off the field on his own but fell and needed to be helped by trainers.
The fourth quarter saw Ibrahim wearing a boot and walking into the locker room on his own. It was not clear what the exact nature of the injury was.
David J. Chao was the Outkick's Pro Football Doc and tweeted that he thought it was an Achilles rupture tear.
"Will be fine in the long-term, but not this season. By video, clear left Achilles tendon rupture. It's pretty classic. He speculated that season over and surgery" was his conclusion.
Ibrahim was a key player in keeping the Golden Gophers alive against Ohio State. Before leaving, he had 30 carries and 162 yards. He also scored two touchdowns. Minnesota led 14-10 at the half.