The Michigan Wolverines could get a big boost when they travel to Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday evening.
For the first time in the 2013 season, junior linebacker Jake Ryan could play and will dress for the Wolverines, according to head coach Brady Hoke.
“He’ll suit up,” Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke told MGoBlue via College Football Talk. “We’ll see if he plays.”
Ryan tore his ACL during back in March during spring practice.
Returning in October was Ryan’s original goal.
“Six months is kind of like the absolute (earliest) time you can start playing the game of football with a torn ACL,” Ryan told Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com in August. “October’s my goal.”
The 6’3, 240 lb. Ryan has started 24 of the 26 games he’s played in and was named second team all Big 10 in 2012. Ryan had 88 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
Ryan was named a team captain before the season began.
The Wolverines and Nittany Lions 5:00 pm EST on ESPN.