Michigan linebacker David Ojabo suffered an apparent left leg injury and had to be helped off the field during his pro day workout.
Ojabo, who is ranked by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2022 NFL draft and projected as a first-round pick, needed the help of his trainers to get off the field.
The severity of his injury, and whether it will affect his draft status, was not immediately known. Bryce Treggs, Ojabo’s agent, declined comment to The Associated Press.
“He was wincing in pain,” Michigan teammate Aidan Hutchinson said. “I’m hoping he’s all right.”
This 2021 season was a breakout for Ojabo, who finished second on the Wolverines in sacks (11) and tackles for loss (12), behind Hutchinson, who is also a projected first-round pick. Ojabo saw his draft stock rise throughout the season and helped the Wolverines make it to the College Football Playoff for the first time while winning the Big Ten championship.
Ojabo was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He started playing football in the United States only a few years before arriving at Michigan.
“I’m praying for him and hoping that it’s nothing long term or anything that will affect his draft stock,” Hutchinson said.