Michigan fullback Ben Mason will miss the remainder of spring practice with a torn meniscus, head coach Jim Harbaugh announced on his podcast, Attack Each Day.
“He was cracking skulls, doing Ben Mason stuff,” Harbaugh said, as transcribed by MLive’s Aaron McMann. “As spring ball was going, he complained a little bit about his knee. His knee just didn’t feel right.”
Mason serves primarily as a blocker for Michigan’s offense. He played in all 13 games last season, running the ball 3 times for 4 yards. Per McMann, Harbaugh said the team originally did not find any problems with his knee after Mason complained about it, but an MRI revealed the meniscus tear.
“We’ll get him back fully up to speed,” Harbaugh said. “I love the medicine these days. They treat the meniscus and sew it back together, rather than cutting the meniscus out and 20 years later you don’t have any meniscus left.