Grant Newsome, the starting left tackle for the Michigan Wolverines, is out for the season.
Michigan football has been rolling along so far this season, but hit a road bump after Saturday's win over then-No. 8 Wisconsin. Grant Newsome, the team's starting left tackle, is out for the year with what Jim Harbaugh describes as a "serious knee injury."
Harbaugh was not overly positive when asked for his outlook on Newsome's injury during the post-game press conference.
"It doesn't look good," Harbaugh said in a postgame press conference. "He was blocking on the edge, and he told me he got cut right at his knee. I don't know if it's a helmet or what it was."
This news confirms his fears.
Redshirt sophomore Juwann Bushell-Beatty filled in for Newsome against Wisconsin, and will likely be the guy at that vital spot going forward. The big tackle out of one of Harbaugh's favorite recruiting hotspots, Paramus Catholic in New Jersey. was a three-star recruit in the 2014 class. He played in four games as a reserve lineman last season after sitting out his true freshman season in 2014. If he gets the start, he will be doing so in his home state—Michigan travels to Rutgers this weekend.