Michigan WR Tarik Black to Miss 'Some Weeks' with Right Foot Fracture

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Michigan WR Tarik Black to Miss 'Some Weeks' with Right Foot Fracture

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Michigan WR Tarik Black to Miss 'Some Weeks' with Right Foot Fracture

During practice on Aug. 25, Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black sustained a right foot injury. Two days later, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed it as a fracture.

“He’ll be out for some weeks,” Harbaugh said. “It’s a right foot injury. Both will get fixed, one already was fixed last year.

“No doubt that the best is yet to come for Tarik Black.”

Michigan opens the season in South Bend against Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Black will not be able to play.

In the 2017 season, Black 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 coming out of Cheshire (Conn.) Academy as a four-star wide receiver.

“That was tough for me,” Black said earlier in the week to reporters about his injury in 2017. “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.”

The depth chart for the top wide receivers 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.

“I’ve seen real tangible improvement from our entire receiver group,” Harbaugh said.

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