The Spartans lost to Michigan 32-23, but that looks like the second biggest loss that took place Saturday.
In his teleconference today, Head Coach Mark Dantonio revealed that redshirt freshman quarterback Brian Lewerke will miss the remainder of the year with a broken leg.
.@DantonioMark announced on his Sunday teleconference that QB Brian Lewerke will miss remainder of season after suffering broken tibia v UM.— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) October 30, 2016
The good news, if you want to call it that, is that the injury will not require surgery and Lewerke is expected to be healthy for spring ball.
Dantonio said Lewerke's injury will not require surgery and that he should be available for spring practice.— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) October 30, 2016
At 2-6, MSU’s bowl chances are slim, at best, but this is a huge blow, not only for this season, but for 2017, as well. During his time on the field Lewerke showed the arm and mobility that had coaches and fans alike excited about his future.
Now, instead of receiving the game experience critical to his development, he will concentrate on getting healthy and instead of having a young quarterback with eight games of starting experience, MSU will have a largely-untested quarterback under center to start 2017.
Best wishes to Brian on a speedy recovery.