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Health Update For Michigan Football Quarterback

Here is the latest injury update from Michigan football quarterback JJ McCarthy ahead of the Rose Bowl.



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On January 1, 2024, the Michigan Wolverines will be facing off against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl for a shot at the national title. Since being injured against Penn State last month, the health of Michigan football quarterback JJ McCarthy has been a concern for many; however, this afternoon, McCarthy gave a status update before facing Bama on New Year’s Day.

Michigan football quarterback battled through injury, though seems healthier now

Michigan football enters the Rose Bowl riding a two-game CFP losing streak and a six-game bowl losing streak. Seeing as Nick Saban and Alabama are likely the next-best team in the playoff this fall, drawing the Crimson Tide in the first round will be a tough challenge for Michigan, which is ranked No. 1 nationally heading into the game.

For quite some time, the injury status of Michigan football quarterback JJ McCarthy has been a concern among fans and analysts, and while he looked okay against Ohio State, something felt off again in the Big Ten title game versus Iowa.

JJ McCarthy gives update ahead of Rose Bowl

That said, this afternoon, JJ McCarthy gave a status update, and it sounds like he is doing alright.

“(I feel) amazing,” he said. “I feel completely rejuvenated after that little week off, and I’m just ready to get back on the football field tomorrow. That’s just the whole vibe to the team right now — just trying to get out there and play ball and get better.

“… I’m completely fine now — 100 percent healthy,” the junior Michigan football quarterback explained. “I’m ready to go out there — these are the games that you save your body for. So I’m excited to be all out for this one.”

While JJ McCarthy also hinted that his injury status earlier in the year was potentially worse than he was letting on, it sounds like Michigan football will have its star quarterback back at 100 percent when the Wolverines face Alabama in the Rose Bowl on the first day of 2024.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.