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Michigan Football Coach Updates Zak Zinter Injury Status

Here is the latest on Michigan football lineman Zak Zinter via Jim Harbaugh ahead of the Big Ten title game.

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Oct 15, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards (7) is lifted up by offensive lineman Zak Zinter (65) after he rushes for a touchdown in the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, senior Wolverine offensive lineman Zak Zinter went down with a leg injury, which had the entire U-M sideline worried about what could be wrong. After being carted off of the field in the second half, Zinter was rushed to the hospital and had same-day surgery, which reportedly went quite well. Today, ahead of next weekend’s Big Ten title game, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh gave an update on Zinter’s status.

Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh updates injury status of Zak Zinter

Michigan football fans were left worried when U-M program legend Zak Zinter was carted off of the field on Saturday during the Wolverines’ 30-24 win over Ohio State. The play after Zinter’s injury, Blake Courm punched in a long touchdown run, and made it clear that Zinter was on everyone’s mind by throwing up the number 65 as a celebration.

After the game, Zak Zinter posted a photo of himself, Jim Harbaugh, and the Zinter family in the hospital following his surgery. According to the latest updates from Zinter and his family, the Michigan football star is doing well, though he will undoubtedly miss the rest of the year and maybe more.

Good news for Zinter ahead of the Big Ten title game

Today, with the Big Ten title game just six days out for the Maize and Blue, Jim Harbaugh gave another positive update on Zinter. Harbaugh said that Zinter’s injury was the “best worst-case scenario,” adding that the bones would heal despite the injury’s gruesome nature.

Zinter will go down as a Michigan football legend for his success both on and off of the football field, and equally importantly, it sounds like he will be able to heal up and be just fine.



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