Well, that escalated quickly. Earlier this morning, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said starting quarterback Wilton Speight would be a “game-time” decision for the Wolverines’ Saturday meeting with Indiana.
However, just a few hours later, the university has announced that Speight will miss the remainder of the 2016 college football season.
During last week’s loss to Indiana, Speight suffered a broken collarbone.
While Speight will miss the remainder of the regular season, the Wolverines are holding out hope that he could return to the lineup for the team’s bowl game.
Unfortunately, the injury comes at a brutal time.
Michigan is currently locked in a three-way tie with Ohio State and Penn State in their division. The Wolverines will also end the regular season against Ohio State, in a game that could put them into the Big Ten Championship Game and College Football Playoff.
The Wolverines season is now on the shoulders of fifth-year senior John O’Korn.
This season, Speight started all ten games while throwing for 2,156 yards, 15 touchdowns and four touchdowns.
Kickoff betewen Michigan and Indiana is set for 3:30 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor. Live coverage will be available on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.