As Michigan prepares for the likelihood of playing without Wilton Speight, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit is among those sending encouraging messages to the injured quarterback.
Herbtreit went to Twitter to wish Speight the best, both for his recovery and for his return. According to mgoblog.com, Speight is out for the rest of the regular season after breaking his collarbone. Speight could possibly return for the bowl game.
“Very sorry to hear the news regarding @WiltonSpeight,” Herbstreit tweeted. “Hope your recovery goes well and you come back even stronger. Congrats on a great yr!”
Very sorry to hear the news regarding @WiltonSpeight. Hope your recovery goes well and you come back even stronger. Congrats on a great yr!
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 14, 2016
Speight struggled in the 14-13 loss to Iowa on Saturday. He completed only 11 of 26 pass attempts for 103 yards and an interception. For the season, Speight was 160-for-257 passing for 2,156 yards, 15 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
At Monday’s press conference and before the report of the broken collarbone, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Speight “could be” a game-time decision. With Speight injured, John O’Korn and Shane Morris will get most of the reps in practice this week.
Michigan plays its final home game of the season against Indiana on Saturday. The game has a 3:30 p.m. ET kick and will be on ESPN.