Medical Update: Dawson, Dukes No Longer with the Program; Canteen, Ways have Surgery

Ann Arbor, Mi. Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the medical status of the four players who did not practice yesterday. Two players, senior wide receiver Jaron Dukes and senior cornerback Reon Dawson, will be retiring from football due to medical reasons, which ends their time with the program.

Another player’s status is also in doubt. Harbaugh announced that junior wide receiver and defensive back Freddy Canteen had undergone surgery on his shoulder. When further pressed about Canteen’s status, Harbaugh told “I haven’t gotten the results back on his surgery. I’ll get back to you on that. When I know more information.”

The fourth player, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Mo Ways, had a freak accident that required surgery on his foot. Harbaugh told MLive, “Mo caught a touchdown pass and a freak thing happened, he fell on his foot, looks like he’s going to need a surgery for the fifth metacarpal on his foot. He’ll probably be out three or four months.”

This injury is a crushing blow for Ways, who had been excelling in Spring Camp thus far. Competing for the third wide receiver spot, Ways had shown steady hands all spring, dropping the least amount of balls out of anyone on Michigan’s roster until he went down. Known for his blocking ability, Ways had been trying to solidify his receiving abilities as he competed for the third receiver spot. How his injury will impact that competition remains to be seen.

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