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Injury update for Michigan football quarterback

Injury update for Michigan football quarterback who was hurt against UNLV.



Michigan football, quarterback, Jayden Denegal, JJ McCarthy, Alex Orji

Yesterday evening, against UNLV, Michigan football quarterback Jack Tuttle — a transfer from Indiana — came in as QB2 for the Wolverines in place of JJ McCarthy. With the game in its later stages, Tuttle had an incredible first down run, yet a late hit out of bounds had fans and coaches worrying when he was not able to pop right back up. After the game, we got an update on Tuttle’s injury status.

Injury update for Michigan football quarterback Jack Tuttle

During the later stages of yesterday’s win over the UNLV Rebels, Michigan football quarterback Jack Tuttle came in to relieve JJ McCarthy, who had an amazing game for the second weekend in a row. After just one play — an impressive one at that — Tuttle was hit late out of bounds and injured.

Following the Wolverines’ 35-7 win, interim head coach Mike Hart gave us an injury update on Tuttle.

“Oh, he’s good,” Michigan football coach Mike Hart said of Jack Tuttle after the Wolverines’ win over UNLV. “He got hit out of bounds late over there. Did you guys see that? He came right out of the tent, he was throwing, he wanted to go back in, and we weren’t putting him back in.

“No reason. No reason (to put Tuttle back in),” Hart continued. “No, it’s just not worth it, right? I mean, I think that at the end of the day, the health of the kid is best, and I think if a kid gets knocked out over there and you don’t know what’s happening. So let it heal up. But as far as medically, he’s good to go, and he wanted to go back in the game.”

Expect Jack Tuttle to get back in the mix for QB2 following win over UNLV

There is still no backup Michigan football quarterback yet, and with one non-conference game remaining on the 2023 schedule, expect Jack Tuttle to return to the rotation next weekend and in the games that follow. In Week 3, Michigan takes on Bowling Green, so there should be a good amount of QB2 action in Ann Arbor for the third game in a row.

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