Wilton Speight to Miss Multiple Weeks Due to Injury

By RLR Staff on October 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm
Sep 23, 2017; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight (3) walks to the locker room after being hurt in a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Michigan's quest to improve on their back-to-back third place Big Ten East finishes took a hit today. Head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that starting quarterback Wilton Speight will miss "multiple weeks" due to injury. The nature of that injury was not disclosed.

Speight was knocked out of Michigan's Sept. 23 win at Purdue on a hit that Harbaugh called "egregious".

The Wolverines will turn to fifth-year senior John O'Korn. In his Michigan career, the former Houston Cougar is 39/61 for 480 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 INT. Before transferring to Ann Arbor, O'Korn threw for over 4,000 yards from 2013-2014 with Houston.

Source: @KyleRowland