Jim Harbaugh provides disappointing update on Michigan DL Aidan Hutchinson
Things continue to get worse for Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan squad.
After a second consecutive disappointing loss, the Wolverines were dealt another blow as Harbaugh announced the status of defensive end Aidan Hutchinson.
Hutchinson, who suffered an injury in Saturday’s 38-21 loss to Indiana in Bloomington, will require surgery on a fracture in his ankle. It was not stated whether or not the defensive end will be out for the season, but it doesn’t look good.
Hutchinson will require surgery (on ankle) — per Harbaugh
— angelique (@chengelis) November 9, 2020
#Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says DE Aidan Hutchinson suffered a fractured leg and will require surgery. Big blow for Wolverines defense.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 9, 2020
Hutchinson left Saturday’s game early because of the injury.
The 6-foot-6, 269-pound lineman out of Plymouth, Michigan, has 13 tackles this season. He’s been considered one of the key pieces of this Wolverine defense, along with fellow defensive lineman Kwity Paye. For a defense that’s already struggling significantly, this is a major loss.
Michigan is 1-2 on the season following last week’s loss to Indiana. The Wolverines are preparing to take on Wisconsin this week, but the Badgers have missed the last two games due to COVID-19 related concerns.
Wisconsin is 1-0 on the year with the lone victory coming against Wisconsin.