Minneapolis, MN (Learfield Wire Services )-  University of Minnesota linebackers coach Mike Sherels is still out of commission but he was welcomed at the team's Saturday practice.

Sherels continues to recover from an undisclosed health issue.

The Rochester native underwent two recent operations and his timetable for return to the team is unknown. The 31-year-old father of two made his appearance at the team’s practice Saturday since his most recent surgery on August 9. This is his third year as linebackers coach for the Gophers.

The team may need some inspiration with the season opener coming up in less than a week. They play Oregon State Thursday at home. 

Kim David with Mike and Marcus Sherels