Michigan WR Tarik Black Sustains Right Foot Injury, Timetable for Return Unknown

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Michigan WR Tarik Black Sustains Right Foot Injury, Timetable for Return Unknown

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Michigan WR Tarik Black Sustains Right Foot Injury, Timetable for Return Unknown

During practice on Aug. 25, Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury.

As the rumors filled the air, Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News confirmed the injury as explained by Michigan football spokesman Dave Ablauf in a statement Sunday.

Speaking through Ablauf, Chengelis explained that Black is currently being evaluated and there is no timetable for his return to the football field.

In his 2017 true freshman season, Black was a starting wideout for the Wolverines. He caught a touchdown on his first career reception in a 33-17 season-opening victory against Florida.

He suffered a broken left foot against Air Force, the third game of the season, and ended up missing the remaining 10 outings. Black made 11 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in his first collegiate campaign.

“That was tough for me,” Black said earlier in the week to reporters. “I think I got off to a good start and thought we got off to a good start. I wanted to be out there to help my team, help my team win. I couldn’t do that.

“And that beat me up a little bit.”

After rehabbing to full health during the 2017 season, spring camp and fall camp, Black was poised to be back for the Wolverines.

“I can’t wait (to get back on the field),” Black said. “I can’t wait. I’m telling you, I really can’t wait.”

If Black is not able to return for the 2018 season or even a portion of it, the depth chart for the top wide receivers will include sophomore Donovan Peoples-Jones, senior Grant Perry, sophomore Nico Collins and redshirt freshman Oliver Martin.

Another option includes former walk-on Nate Schoenle, a junior who was put on scholarship Aug. 25, the same day Black was injured. Walk-on Jake McCurry and true freshman Ronnie Bell are players further down the depth chart.

Michigan plays Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET in South Bend.

Black may not be back in action.

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