Michigan Tight End Jake Butt Tears ACL in Winter Conditioning, Out Indefinitely

By DJ Byrnes on February 13, 2014 at 11:20a

Soon-to-be sophomore tight end Jake Butt has torn his ACL in winter conditioning drills and is out indefinitely. Ohio State fans probably remember Butt, as he got busy against the Buckeyes last fall to the tune of five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Here's Brady Hoke:

"Jake's done a tremendous job since he's been here. He's worked extremely hard and gained a lot of weight to become the complete tight end he wants to be. I think he showed flashes of that toward the end of last season. This is a tough break, but because of his work ethic and attitude, the kind of young man he is, we know he will be back as soon as he can and as strong as ever."

This obviously puts Butt's season in jeopardy. Last year, Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan tore his ACL in March and was able to come back by October, but that was quite the exceptional recovery.

Get well, soon, Jake. It's no not as much fun beating Michigan in November if they're not at full strength.

Until he returns, however, we'll always have this:


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Killer nuts's picture

I hope he is able to get healthy, you never like to see this happen to a young man, whether a wolverine or otherwise

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Sucks. Hope he bounces back. Hate to see guys lose time to injuries, regardless of their uniform.

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KingsRite's picture

Nothing worse than an injured butt...

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DJ Byrnes's picture

In what is probably sign 1,923,458 I need to grow up, I chuckled and upvoted this.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

What a pain in the butt...

No doubt this sucks ass...or butt.

toad1204's picture

Talk about an injury that's a pain in the butt...  Hope its a speedy recovery, Grant/ McMillian need some targets in late November.


Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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buck i's picture

"Michigan's Butt Hurt; Out Indefinitely"

Has a nice ring to it...

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TMac's picture

Who knew a Butt had an ACL ?!?!

ONE Not Done!

BuckeyeSki's picture

Does this qualify as Butthurt?

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d5k's picture

Butt ligament tear sounds painful

southbay's picture

Sorry to hear that, he's a good one.

Last year, Jake Ryan got hurt, missed about half the season but they brought him back when he was able to go.  I would expect the same for Jake Butt.

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kholmes's picture

One different factor was that Jake Ryan had already redshirted earlier in his career so he was likely going to lose the year regardless. Jake Butt hasnt redshirted yet so its more of an option if it doesnt look like he will be back until late in the year. 


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BullCityBuckeye's picture

No good.  Hope the young man gets better soon. 

teddyballgame's picture

Ugh.  Now I'm nervous that one of our players will get injured...

GoBucksToledo's picture

Get better soon Jake, so you can enjoy your share of Butt-kickings by the Bucks!

Breakawayspeed's picture

Tears ACL in "winter conditioning" drills?  I wonder exactly how and what happened?

theshoe's picture

Wow, Jakes at Michigan have bad luck with acls

xrox's picture

Another god to add to the B1G pantheon?

We have the AIRBHG. Now feel the wrath of the Angry Michigan Jake ACL Hating God (henceforth AMJAHG).

Crimson's picture

There's no butt to this joke.  Heal up quickly.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Shame to see that happen to him. 

Glad to see he has fun with his own last name.  I know I called him Jake Ass a few times during The Game.

Class of 2010.

Squirrel Master's picture

Its horrible to have a torn butt!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

m5987usus's picture

Always hate that a player gets hurt WHATEVER Team he plays for, get well soon man


ScarletGray43157's picture

An Ohio kid (Pickerington North) who got away.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

But Butt did butt our butts a bit in The Game.  I think I saw him up on the butte overlooking the stadium afterwards, but I could be mistaken.

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buckeyedude's picture

That sux. I take no joy in ANY kid getting hurt. I don't care who you play for.