Michigan offensive lineman Grant Newsome suffered a serious knee injury on Oct. 3, and is out for the rest of the season as he recovers from procedures to repair his knee.
However, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh expects the lineman back next season when asked about him Monday evening on his weekly radio show.
Harbaugh said Grant Newsome is still in the hospital. Leg injury serious. But handling it well. JH says he hopes to have him back next year
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 10, 2016
Newsome suffered the knee injury in Michigan’s 14-7 win over No.11 Wisconsin, and Harbaugh confirmed the next day he would miss the rest of the season.
Last weekend against Rutgers, the Wolverines lost Newsome’s replacement, Juwann Bushell-Beatty, to a knee injury. However, Bushell-Beatty returned to the game the following quarter.
Newsome, a sophomore, played in five games and started one in the 2015 season and was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. He started five games of the 2016 season before suffering his injury in the second quarter against Wisconsin.