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Michigan QB Wilton Speight leaves game vs. Purdue with injury

September 23, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michigan may have to play the rest of this game without its starting quarterback.

Junior Wilton Speight departed the Wolverines’ game Saturday against Purdue with an apparent head injury. Speight was sacked by Boilermakers linebacker Markus Bailey with 5:06 left, then hit again by Eddie Wilson after he landed.

No penalty was called on the play, but Speight was attended to on the field at Ross-Ade Stadium for several minutes by the Michigan training staff. He walked off the field under his own power but headed slowly straight to the locker room.

According to Michigan radio sideline reporter Doug Karsch, Speight is headed to an off-campus facility for an X-ray.

Before leaving, Speight completed two of his four pass attempts for 10 yards. He was sacked twice.

Backup John O’Korn, a fifth-year senior, took over the Michigan offense on the next series, leading a 13-play, 84-yard drive for a touchdown. 

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