Wilton Speight likely out for season with 3 broken vertebrae

Michigan Wolverines senior quarterback Wilton Speight has three broken vertebrae in his back, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN’s Chris Fowler first reported Speight’s injury at the top of ABC’s Saturday night broadcast of Michigan State’s 14-10 upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Wilton Speight … he is out, probably for the season,” Fowler said. “He has three broken vertebrae, he told us.”

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