Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced Sunday night that LB Jon Reschke will miss the rest of the season with an injury suffered seven weeks ago.
Reschke sustained a severe ankle injury during the Spartans’ 30-6 loss to Wisconsin on Sept. 24 and suited up in just one other game, failing to register a statistic. The junior will likely be a candidate for a sixth year of medical eligibility, according to Dantonio, if he chooses to use it after the end of next season.
Reschke started every game for the Spartans during the 2015 season and entered the 2016 campaign with 88 tackles in 22 career games. Reschke has the versatility to play any linebacker position and clearly left that group vulnerable when he went down early in the season.
The 6-foot-2, 227-pound junior ranked fifth on the team in tackles (75) last season and was awarded the Tommy Love Award, given to the Spartans’ most improved defensive player. Andrew Dowell has started in place of Reschke this year.
— Landof10.com’s Kevin Goheen contributed to this report