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Wilton Speight’s dad thinks his son will play for Michigan again this season

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This would be huge down the stretch for the Wolverines

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When Wilton Speight suffered his gruesome injury against Purdue a month ago, my immediate thought was “yep, he’s done for the year.”

But now, in a recent interview with The Detroit News’ Angelique Chengelis, Wilton Speight’s father, Bobby Speight, believes his son may be able to suit up again for the Wolverines this season.

“(Wilton’s) got a good chance to play this year,” Bobby Speight said. “Wilton will take it week by week. First step was reaching 100 percent after his (two-week) test and in a week there will be another test. We’ll make decisions from there.”

Bobby Speight also told The Detroit News it is his and Wilton’s hope that Wilton can travel and dress for the Maryland game on Nov. 11 and “maybe play or not, but we’re looking to Wisconsin.”

It would be crucial to the end of Michigan’s season if Speight is able to come back and play those daunting final two games of the season. It is relieving to hear from his father that Wilton has to pass tests at 100 percent in order to move on from the injury, so it doesn’t seem likely he would return if he were anything less than 100 percent, unlike last season.

Poll

When do you expect to see Wilton Speight at QB for Michigan again?

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  • 5%
    at Maryland (Nov. 11)
    (24 votes)
  • 22%
    at Wisconsin (Nov. 18)
    (98 votes)
  • 7%
    Ohio State (Nov. 25)
    (32 votes)
  • 64%
    I don’t expect to see him play again this season
    (283 votes)
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