Michigan loses running back Drake Johnson for the season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan running back Drake Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL sustained in Saturday's 59-9 win over Central Michigan.

The redshirt freshman was listed as the No. 2 tailback on the Michigan depth chart, but was injured on his second carry against the Chippewas, and the team announced Monday that he will not return this year.

Highly touted freshman Derrick Green, who rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown in his first game, will now move up to the No. 2 spot behind starter Fitzgerald Toussaint. The 17th-ranked Wolverines face No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday in the second night game at Michigan Stadium.

Coach Brady Hoke says Johnson is "as tough as anyone" on the football team, "and he will make it back from this."

Johnson is from Ann Arbor and played at Pioneer High School, which neighbors the Big House.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222078331