Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Ronnie Bell is out for the season with a knee injury, head coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Monday. He would not go into much more detail than that, but confirmed the unfortunate news during his weekly press conference.
Harbaugh said that everything in Bell’s knee is surgically repairable and that he will continue to lead from the sideline this season. Bell suffered the injury during a punt return in Saturday’s win over Western Michigan.
Bell was spotted in a wheelchair in the Michigan tunnel after he was taken off the field. Prior to that, he had one catch for 76 yards and a touchdown in addition to an insane catch that was called back for offensive pass interference.
“It’s very difficult seeing a teammate, a brother, out there hurt,” quarterback Cade McNamara said after Saturday’s game. “Ronnie’s a big part of this team. I’m praying, whatever it is, for him to be able to be okay. Obviously, it’s super difficult. You hate to see it.”
Michigan next takes on Washington on Saturday at 8pm. This story is developing.