Michigan Wolverines lose DT Ondre Pipkins to a torn ACL

Apr 13, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke talks to defensive tackle Willie Henry (69) defensive end Mario Ojemudia (53) and defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins (56) during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After getting a big win over the Minnesota Gold Gophers Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines got some bad news.

The Wolverines found out that sophomore defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins, who went down with knee injury in their 42-13 victory, has suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the season.

“You hurt for Ondre, and I really do because I coach him and he’s in my meeting room every day,” Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said in a news release via Chantel Jennings of ESPN.com. “He was really starting to turn the corner on the field and become a productive football player for us. The good news is he’s young, he’s a great kid and he has a lot of great football ahead of him. We will help him get through this.”

On the season, the 6’3,  308 lb. tackle out of Kansas City, Missouri had seven tackles.

As a freshman in 2012, Pipkins bounced back from what was thought to be a serious neck injury to appear in 13 games and register seven tackles.

The Wolverines will be back in action Saturday when they travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions Saturday at 5:00 pm EST.

Topics: Michigan Wolverines, Ondre Pipkins

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