Michigan DE Hutchinson sustains broken leg
Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson fractured his lower right leg and will require surgery, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said on Monday.
Harbaugh didn’t divulge a timeline per whether or not the injury is season ending.
“He’s worked so hard,” Harbaugh said. “He’s put so much into it — and playing good. But I know he’ll come back stronger, faster, better. It’s just the way he is.”
Hutchinson, a junior, was injured in the first quarter of Saturday’s 38-21 loss to Indiana.
He had 15 tackles over the first two games of the season.
Hutchinson emerged as one of Michigan’s top defensive players last season when he had 10 tackles for loss, including 4.5 sacks. Overall, he had 68 tackles and two forced fumbles while starting all 13 games.
He has 98 tackles (11.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks in 29 career games (16 starts) for the Wolverines.
–Field Level Media