The fifth-year senior suffered an apparent leg injury late in the fourth quarter in kickoff coverage. He went down, and had to be helped off the field by Michigan’s medical staff, with U-M players coming out on the field showing support as Clark was carted off the field.
“We think it’s a season ender, an ACL (tear),” Harbaugh said. “We’ll know more tonight.”
Through four games, Clark had 10 tackles and two pass deflections, and if lost, is a major loss to U-M’s talented secondary.
“I almost cried on the sideline, really,” senior cornerback Jourdan Lewis said. “He worked his butt off this whole season to have a great year, and he was having a great year.
“We just told him at least it happened in a quarter of the season where you can get redshirted. I’ll prey he gets back this season at least for the later half of the season, because you never know when a guy prepares to get on the field so bad. You never know what can happen.”
Whether Clark can get a medical redshirt remains to be seen, but right now the mood of his players is somber, says Harbaugh.
“Sad right now about Jermey Clark,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t think we are going to be able to dodge a bullet on that one. So that’s got everyone in the locker room a little sad right