During Michigan‘s 59-0 victory over UConn, Wolverine quarterback Cade McNamara was injured. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has now provided an update on his quarterback’s condition and it looks like he will miss at least a couple of weeks.
McNamara was the starting back last year when the team made their first College Football Playoff appearance and won the Big Ten title.
Harbaugh said Cade McNamara will “probably going to be out a few weeks … he’ll miss some time.”
Cade McNamara “probably going to be out a few weeks … he’ll miss some time” — Harbaugh. Added he doesn’t believe it’s season ending
— angelique (@chengelis) September 17, 2022
The good news for the Wolverines is it doesn’t look like a season-ending injury. Michigan will rely on J.J. McCarthy, who had a pretty good day against the Huskies. He was 15 for 18 for 218 yards in the victory.
When rank teams play games like this against lesser opponents, they leave themselves open to injuries like these because the other team has nothing to lose. Once the game is out of hand, some teams get chippy and frustrated by the score and may want to take it out on someone.
Michigan is fortunate that it wasn’t worse but in the next two weeks they play Maryland and Iowa, which they’ll be favored to win. But given the unpredictability of college football, especially when injuries are involved, you never know.