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Michigan Football: Wilton Speight ‘Likely’ Out For Season With Broken Vertebrae


Losing to rival Michigan State wasn’t the only bad news for the Michigan football program this weekend.

During the loss to the Spartans, Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight was sent to the locker room after suffering an injury. On Sunday morning, we learned the extent of that injury which will “likely” keep Speight out for the remainder of the season.

According to ESPN, Speight suffered three broken vertebrae in his back.

There is no word on whether the signal-caller will require surgery to fully recover, but he will be reevaluated in two weeks.

With Speight in the locker room, John O’Korn was named the starter.

O’Korn finished Saturday’s game against Michigan State with 198 yards and three interceptions on just 16-of-35 passing. Michigan will need much better production from the quarterback moving forward if they hope to bounce back from the loss.

Michigan returns to the field next weekend with a trip to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers.

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