IOWA CITY, Iowa — Gophers running back Darius Taylor is expected to play against Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The three-time Big Ten freshman of the week was not listed on Minnesota’s status report two hours before kickoff.
Taylor, who has rushed for 532 yards and four touchdowns this season, has missed the last two games with a leg injury suffered late in the loss to Northwestern.
But the Gophers will be down a tailback. The U has listed senior Bryce Williams as out for the season with an undisclosed injury. Williams, a sixth-year senior, has rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown this season.
Linebacker Cody Lindenberg (leg) has been listed as questionable for a fourth straight week. He has not participated in pregame warmups for the last three games, but he was out on the field doing some detailed drills at around 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
However, while Lindenberg was doing cone drills in the end zone, the rest of the linebackers were working as a unit at midfield, which might portend Lindenberg missing his seventh game this season.
Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck had said this week that Lindenberg was “closer” to a return to the field.
After missing the last two games, receiver Chris Autman-Bell (knee) was not listed on the status report.
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