Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed senior CB Jeremy Clark is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed senior CB Jeremy Clark is out for the season with a torn ACL.

One of Michigan's top defensive performers in this early season has been cornerback Jeremy Clark.

In Saturday's 49-10 win over Penn State, Clark left the game with a knee injury. In the post game, Jim Harbaugh said it looked like it was a possible ACL tare. 

Monday, Harbaugh confirmed the worst.

"Yeah, he tore his ACL," he said.

A fifth-year senior, Clark's Michigan career could very well be over although Harbaugh acknowledged the team will attempt to secure a medical redshirt for a sixth year in 2017.

Carted off the field, Clark's teammates surrounded him in a show of support.

"It says a lot," Harbaugh said. "I don't know if I've ever seen that before. And it was that way in the locker room as well. 

"We came together as a team in the locker room and half the team went into the training room to see Jeremy. He's a highly respected player on our team."

With Clark now lost for the year, Michigan's options at cornerback changes a bit.

Jourdan Lewis also made his return to the lineup Saturday against Penn State after being held out the first three games with an injury. 

"There's Brandon Watson who we trust, he's a good football player," Harbaugh said. "You mentioned Jourdan Lewis who is a great football player. 

"Then both David Long and LaVert Hill have to step to the front now. They've been practicing and playing a little bit and now they'll be called on."

Harbaugh was also asked about the status of defensive tackle Bryan Mone. Mone has missed the first three games of the season with a knee issue, Harbaugh stating he's hopeful Mone can practice this week and if he does he could be available Saturday.

Running back Drake Johnson also dressed Saturday against the Nittany Lions and has been working his way back from a "soft tissue" problem suffered prior to the season opener.

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