With the 2019 college football season only two weeks away, the Michigan Wolverines were dealt a significant blow to their team. Offensive tackle Andrew Stueber went down with an injury during Tuesday’s practice.
The Wolverines were going to decide between Stueber or Jalen Mayfield for the starting job at right tackle. It’s fair to say that camp battle has been put on hold.
According to Will Burchfield of 97.1 The Ticket, Stueber suffered a knee injury and will be out for the start of the regular season.
Obviously the timing of this injury isn’t great, but the Wolverines are fortunate to have Mayfield on the roster as well. He’ll slide into the starting role for Week 1.
The extent of Stueber’s injury is unknown as of right now. Michigan is ruling him out as out indefinitely, though.
Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis will have a few weeks to get Mayfield in shape for the season opener.
Michigan offensive tackle Andrew Stueber suffered a leg injury in practice and is out indefinitely, according to a team spokesperson.
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Michigan enters this year with pretty high expectations. Shea Patterson is expected to lead an offense that has promised a few changes in terms of scheme.
Losing Stueber hurts the depth of the Wolverines’ offensive line. However, Mayfield is a former four-star recruit and already saw first-team reps in the spring game this year.
The Wolverines open the season at home against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.