EAST LANSING, Mich. – Junior outside linebacker Jon Reschke hasn’t played in Michigan State’s last three games and isn’t expected to be available to play for at least a couple more, head coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday.
For the first time this year, Dantonio said there is a real prospect that Reschke will have to take a medical redshirt season because of a severe ankle injury that appeared to happen against Wisconsin on Sept. 24.
“I guess that’s something that we have to talk about when he comes back,” Dantonio said. “I’m not sure when he’ll be back. He’s not going to be back in the next couple weeks. That is probably the likelihood. He’s been an outstanding player for us.”
Reschke missed the season opener against Furman with a left hand injury but returned to play at Notre Dame, where he led the Spartans with 8 tackles and also forced a fumble and made an interception in the 36-28 win. Reschke started all 14 games of the 2015 season at outside linebacker and finished with 75 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. He was also second on the team last season with 8 quarterback hurries.
Sophomore Andrew Dowell has taken over in Reschke’s absence. Dowell is fourth on the team with 40 tackles to go along with 1 sack and 1 interception.
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