Wilton Speight has taken every starting quarterback rep for Michigan this year. A report that surfaced this afternoon indicated that will change Saturday versus Indiana. Citing an unnamed source MGoBlog.com reported the redshirt sophomore signal caller suffered a broken collarbone versus Iowa.
When asked to update Speight's status for Saturday's game Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh did not offer details on the severity of his first-year field general’s injury or anything definitive regarding his availability versus the Hoosiers.
"We'll know more... It's going to depend on how he feels."
"Could be (game time decision)," Harbaugh later added. "We will know based on what the doctors say and how Wilton is feeling... what he is able to do during the week in terms of practice etc."
Speight was seen receiving treatment to his left non-throwing shoulder after a hit on fourth quarter scramble last Saturday. He returned to action and later took a direct shot to the same shoulder on his final pass of the game. Afterward the camera caught him holding his arm up and in noticeable pain. In the postgame press conference he reported feeling fine and that further evaluation would take place when the team returned to Ann Arbor. Michigan’s headman was mum regarding any findings to this point
Said Harbaugh, "as always per our principle we don't go into the specifics (regarding injuries).”
He did, however, discuss the preparation for Speight's potential absence.
"John (O'Korn), Shane (Morris)... I would anticipate today (and) the next couple of days at least that they will be getting the majority of the reps and it will be good practice for them," said Harbaugh. "But they've both had extensive practice time through the course of the year and we are confident they will do a good job."