Mar 4, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan defensive lineman David Ojabo (DL36) talks to the media during the 2022 NFL Combine.  Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Michigan’s David Ojabo tore Achilles at pro day

Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo sustained a torn Achilles during his pro day workout, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

Per ESPN, Ojabo is expected to return to play in approximately six months. A September return means he would miss the first few weeks of the regular season.

Ojabo, who is regarded as a potential first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, clutched his leg during a pass-rush drill and needed assistance to exit the field in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior took to Twitter to deliver a message to his fans.

“God got me!! ima be back stronger than ever (heart emoji) all part of my story,” he wrote.

Ojabo registered 11 sacks and five forced fumbles this season as the Wolverines advanced to the College Football Playoff.

Raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Ojabo didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school after moving to the United States.

He did not appear in any games for Michigan as a freshman in 2019 and registered just one tackle in six games in 2020.

–Field Level Media

Mar 5, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan defensive lineman David Ojabo (DL36) goes through drills during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s David Ojabo injured leg at pro day workout

Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo sustained an apparent left leg injury during his pro day workout on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ojabo, who is regarded as a potential first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, clutched his leg during a pass-rush drill and needed assistance to exit the field.

The severity of the injury was not immediately known.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior registered 11 sacks and five forced fumbles this season as the Wolverines advanced to the College Football Playoff.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Ojabo didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school after moving to the United States.

He did not appear in any games for Michigan as a freshman in 2019 and registered just one tackle in six games in 2020.

–Field Level Media

Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker David Ojabo (55) against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan LB David Ojabo declares for NFL draft

Michigan linebacker David Ojabo declared for the 2022 NFL Draft on Tuesday after a breakout season.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior registered 11 sacks and five forced fumbles this season as the Wolverines advanced to the College Football Playoff.

“Coach (Jim) Harbaugh took a chance on a kid who had only played the sport for a year. I am eternally grateful for that opportunity,” Ojabo posted on Twitter. “Thank you to the Michigan coaches and staff for accepting me with open arms. Thank you to my brothers on the team who made me feel at home every day; was a pleasure working with you guys.”

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Ojabo didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school after moving to the United States.

He did not appear in any games for Michigan as a freshman in 2019 and registered just one tackle in six games in 2020.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has Ojabo ranked as the No. 1 outside linebacker and the No. 9 prospect overall in the 2022 draft class.

–Field Level Media