Jim Harbaugh: Reports that Wilton Speight is out for the year are not true
On Monday morning, Jim Harbaugh said that Wilton Speight would be a game-time decision on Saturday.
On Monday afternoon, mgoblog.com reported that Speight was out for the rest of the regular season with a broken collarbone.
On Monday night, Harbaugh said that the report that Speight was out for the year was “incorrect.”
Harbaugh briefly addressed his quarterback’s health on his weekly radio show. Not surprisingly, he didn’t confirm someone else’s report:
Harbaugh quote: "The report you're referring to that he's out for the season, I have not heard that from the doctors, so that's incorrect."
— angelique (@chengelis) November 15, 2016
Harbaugh says any report saying Speight is out for the season is incorrect.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 15, 2016
Harbaugh didn’t say reports that Speight was out for the regular season* were incorrect. He said out for the season. For what it’s worth, Speight retweeted Nick Baumgardner’s tweet.
Take that for what it is. Take everything that’s been reported today for what it is.
The reality is that Speight obviously suffered a significant injury on Saturday night. That much was obvious.
Whether or not he is indeed out for the rest of the regular season, Michigan is still preparing for the possibility that Speight will miss time. John O’Korn and Shane Morris have been taking increased reps in the event that Speight is sidelined.
Michigan will take on Indiana on Saturday in Ann Arbor. Soon enough, we’ll know whether or not Speight really is out for the rest of the regular season.