Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed the worst as sophomore left tackle Grant Newsome will miss the rest of the season.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed the worst as sophomore left tackle Grant Newsome will miss the rest of the season.

Michigan sophomore left tackle Grant Newsome will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

Leaving the Wolverines 14-7 victory over No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday with what appeared to be a knee injury, Jim Harbaugh confirmed the worst Monday.

"He had a serious knee injury and he'll be out for the year. It's going to be a tough couple weeks for him. It's sort of a reminder of just how tough the game of football is and how serious injuries can be in the game of football.

"What I do know is this, as far as human being character and football character, and nobody who's ever come through this football team or University, that I know of, that has more of it than Grant Newsome."

Not offering any details on the knee injury, Harbaugh commended Newsome's parents for raising such a well mannered young man, noting his use of "please" and "thank you" at the hospital were very prevalent.

Newsome saw action along the offensive line as a true freshman before winning the starting job in at left tackle in fall camp, starting all five games thus far this season.

Saturday against the Badgers, Juwann Bushell-Beatty took over for Newsome. As Harbaugh put it though, Michigan will look for the best five across the board as the Wolverines head to Rutgers Saturday night.

"We'll see," he said. "There's different options and we'll assess as the week goes on what the best ones are. 

"Juwann is probably plan A but also Ben Braden could go to tackle, Mason Cole could play left tackle. We'll see what our best options are for this weekend."


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