Watch: Michigan’s Ronnie Bell has catch of the year, then suffered brutal injury

It may only be Week 1 but Michigan receiver Ronnie Bell already had the catch of the year, but there’s a catch. 

Week 1 is here so let’s overload the hyperbole and overreactions because it’s college football season and we like to have fun around here.

Michigan opened their season against Western Michigan in a game Jim Harbaugh’s team should have no trouble beating to get off to a 1-0 start to their season.

Helping the cause is Ronnie Bell who has incredible talent and potential to be the next great Michigan football receiver.

Don’t believe me? Just check out this highlight.

Michigan football receiver Ronnie Bell made the catch of the year, but it didn’t count, and then he got hurt

Just look at that. Incredible. The body control and hand-eye coordination required to make that catch is stuff that you don’t see too often in the NFL. To see it on the college level suggests Bell could be in store for several more highlight-worthy plays.

The problem with that catch though is it technically doesn’t count.

And to make matters even worse, Bell was carted off the field late in the first half after he was injured returning a punt. It appeared to be a knee injury, perhaps an ACL tear. Will leave the medical diagnosis to the doctors but leaving on a cart suggests it could be a severe injury.

Bell was later in a wheelchair in the Michigan tunnel. His day is over and his season may be too.

It’s a shame that his season could be over just as it was starting and with so much promise at that.

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