Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AT 1:23 PM / Updated at 1:23 PM
Key injury to affect Michigan football
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

The Michigan football team will have to replace second-team All-Big Ten linebacker Jake Ryan, who suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday’s scrimmage.

Ryan led the Wolverines in tackles last season with 88, with 16 for loss and four forced fumbles.

With ACL recovery times from 6 to 12 months, Ryan is doubtful for the coming season.

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