Report: Jake Butt suffers torn ACL in Orange Bowl

There is some very unfortunate news regarding Michigan star tight end Jake Butt, who was injured during Friday night’s Orange Bowl loss to Florida State in Miami.

Butt injured his knee following a 14-yard reception in the second quarter, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter provided a less than ideal update.

According to Schefter, Butt suffered a torn ACL after taking a low hit from Seminoles junior defensive back Trey Marshall. The senior tight end will require surgery to repair the injury.

Schefter provided the update on Twitter Saturday night.

Here is the play where Butt was injured:

It is a very unfortunate situation for Butt, who was projected to be one of the first tight ends selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, in his final collegiate game.

Now, Butt will be forced to immediately begin rehab with hopes of avoiding a significant draft day slide.

Injuries like this will only reignite the debate over whether star players should suit up in meaningless exhibition games in order to protect themselves for the future.

However, as far as Butt is concerned, he has no regrets about taking the field.

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