Justin Fields suffered an injury scare midway through the third quarter when he went down with an apparent knee injury, but after the game Fields revealed that he was playing banged up from the start.
In his postgame press conference, Fields said he suffered an MCL sprain at the end of last week's win against Penn State, when he went down with an injury on a quarterback rush. Fields re-aggravated that injury against Michigan.
Justin Fields said he sprained his MCL on the final play last week and re-aggravated it today.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 30, 2019
Fields returned to action on the same drive, tossing a 30-yard touchdown pass across his body to Garrett Wilson in the back of the end zone. He said he was not worried he would be unable to continue after re-aggravating the injury, but just went to the sideline to put on a bigger brace on his knee.
“I thought it was a magical moment. I thought it was a Heisman moment,” Ryan Day said of Fields' return. “I’ve never been around a tougher quarterback than that guy."