Gophers QB Morgan carted off in loss vs. Illini

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury during the fourth quarter of Golden Gophers' loss to Illinois.

Minnesota QB Tanner Morgan carted off in loss to Illinois 4:07 PM ET Blake BaumgartnerESPN Staff Writer Minnesota senior quarterback Tanner Morgan was carted to the locker room after sustaining a blow to the helmet early in the fourth quarter of the Golden Gophers' 26-14 loss at Illinois . Illini freshman linebacker Gabe Jacas inadvertently hit Morgan in the side of the helmet as Morgan ran for a first down with 12 minutes left in regulation and Illinois leading the Golden Gophers, 23-14. Morgan will be evaluated at a Champaign, Illinois hospital for an upper-body injury before the team heads home to Minneapolis, Gophers' coach P.J. Fleck told Minneapolis radio station KFAN in a postgame interview. Morgan is the winningest quarterback in Minnesota program history with 31 victories and the sixth-year senior had thrown for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns coming into Saturday's game. Illinois limited Morgan to four-of-12 passing for 21 yards and an interception and redshirt freshman Athan Kaliakmanis finished things out in Morgan's absence.