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Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 1:56 p.m.

Michigan linebacker Kaleb Ringer, offensive lineman Chris Bryant out for season

By Kyle Meinke

Michigan freshman linebacker Kaleb Ringer and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Chris Bryant have sustained season-ending injuries, the school announced in a statement.

Ringer underwent season-ending knee surgery and will redshirt the season. Bryant, who redshirted last season, fractured a tibia and is also lost for the year.


Kaleb Ringer


Chris Bryant

Ringer was a three-star recruit from Clayton, Ohio. He arrived on campus in January as one of three early enrollees, but was not expected to play a significant role on the defense this season.

Michigan lost only one player from last year's two-deep at linebacker.

Bryant was expected to be a primary backup at guard on the offensive line, a position of tenuous depth for the Wolverines.

Michigan now has sustained five injuries in camp, three of which end seasons. Defensive end Chris Wormley tore his ACL and isn't expected to return.

Receiver Roy Roundtree also sustained a knee injury the first week of camp and had arthroscopic surgery Aug. 10. He is expected to return to practice next week and play in the Sept. 1 opener against Alabama.

Freshman defensive tackle Ondre PIpkins injured his neck Friday and was taken to the hospital, but was released later that day and returned to practice Monday. He has no limitations.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Fri, Aug 24, 2012 : 6:41 a.m.

Get well soon fellas


Fri, Aug 24, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

Ouch a broken shin bone. Nice to know these guys will have first rate medical care, surgeons, and physical therapists to make them good as new.


Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 10:13 p.m.

While it is sad that all of these injuries are happening, I would personally rather all of them happen before the games start so the affected unit doesn't have to try and rebuild chemistry with a new person in only a week or less between games. They have more time in fall camp to get the chemistry built and hopefully all of these injuries will stop happening sometime soon


Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 10:12 p.m.

Wow, the thinnest lines maybe in Michigan Football modern history just got a lot thinner with the loss of Bryant, Wormley, and maybe Frank Clark for the season. Ouch!

Chad Williams

Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 9:15 p.m.

These things happen you never know to who. Losing anyone on the o line hurts but freshman will have to step up. Ringer was a redshirt guy anyway but at least he got some spring action so he wont be brand new next year. By Tuesday things will tone down a bit in time for next Saturday.


Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 9:07 p.m.

Been a very tough fall camp. I hope both Ringer and Bryant make full recoveries and will be ready to go in 2013. Go Blue!!

Terry Star21

Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 9:04 p.m.

This is heartbreaking. I wish the student athletes the very best. I had a career ending knee injury back in the day, and have a feel of what these kids go through. With all the improvements and newer medical technics available, I'm hoping they will be back sometime soon. wishes Kaleb and Chris.


Fri, Aug 24, 2012 : 12:34 a.m.

Amen, and the same for me, too.


Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 8:29 p.m.

Brady Hoke had better cut down on the violent football practices they are having or Michigan won't have enough players left for the season.

Terry Star21

Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

Are you joking, violent ? Please !

Yost Ghost

Thu, Aug 23, 2012 : 6:18 p.m.

The Bryant injury really hurts. Kalis may not be able to redshirt this season afterall. No more injuries please!