Gophers starting center out for season

Senior Jeff Tow-Arnett suffered a right leg injury Saturday against Wisconsin.

Marco LaNave

Gophers senior center Jeff Tow-Arnett will miss the rest of the season with a right leg injury, head coach Tim Brewster said on Sunday. Tow-Arnett was injured late in the fourth quarter against Wisconsin on Saturday. On MinnesotaâÄôs final drive, Badgers linebacker Chris Borland fell into the back of Tow-ArnettâÄôs right leg, which was caught under Borland as Tow-Arnett and junior quarterback Adam Weber fell to the ground. Brewster said he believes the injury is similar to the season-ending leg fracture suffered by sophomore safety Mike Rallis against California. Last season, Tow-Arnett injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the second game of the year, but returned three weeks later and made six consecutive starts. He had surgery after the regular season and did not play in the Insight Bowl. Tow-Arnett, a fifth-year senior who has been a scholar-athlete award winner each of the last four years, played in 25 games and made 16 starts in four seasons. âÄúBroken-hearted for him,âÄù Brewster said. âÄúTough blow.âÄù Brewster said sophomore Trey Davis, who started five games at center last year, will likely be the starter. Brewster also said that junior D.J. Burris could also play the position.