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Michigan Superstar Putting Off Surgery To Play In Peach Bowl

michigan star chase winovich celebrates a win over wisconsin

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 13: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field celebrating a 38-13 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Although the Michigan Wolverines will be without several key players for the Peach Bowl, standout defensive end Chase Winovich is going the extra mile to play his final game in college.

In his four-year career with the Wolverines, Winovich has totaled 17.5 sacks, 40.5 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles.

His production on the field matched his leadership in the locker room.

Throughout the season, Winovich has battled through an injury that will require surgery.

Instead of opting for the procedure and starting his preparation for the NFL Draft, the senior will leave it all out on the field one more time for Michigan.

The Wolverines face the Florida Gators in the Peach Bowl tomorrow at noon.

From The Detroit News:

“From that point, I know I’m not going to get surgery, I know I want to play in the Senior Bowl, and I have this bowl game. This is a great opportunity. It’s my last game at Michigan. It was like, ‘Shoot, I’m already hurt I might as well take this opportunity and seize it.’ This is what I came here to do. This is why I came back. I didn’t come back to leave early and take the first chance to jump ship. I’m careful with my words, because jump ship is not what I’m saying what they did. Everyone has their own individual decisions that they have to make. For me, I wasn’t ready to leave. I felt like Michigan has done so much for me, I almost felt like I owed it to Michigan to finish it out in what I thought was the best way.”

Based off the description that he gave from the game against the Hoosiers, it sounds like Winovich is dealing with back pains. However, his injury clearly isn't serious enough to keep him away from the gridiron.

Winovich didn't share any specifics to his injury or what surgery he'll require, but he did reveal that it's been lingering since the Indiana game in November.

The best possible sendoff for Winovich and all other seniors would be a statement victory over the Florida Gators.

[The Detroit News]