The University of Michigan Wolverines are absolutely annihilating Western Michigan in their season opener, but they’ve been handed a huge blow. Star wide receiver Ronnie Bell was carted off the field with an apparent leg injury after a 31-yard punt return. He attempted to walk off the field but had trouble putting weight on his right leg.
Michigan star Ronnie Bell was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/yAuO4Ta7Ky
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 4, 2021
While it’s promising to see him sitting up, the injury didn’t look good. Bell was in the midst of a fantastic game for the Wolverines too, catching a 76 yard TD from Cade McNamara and even made arguably the catch of the year but it didn’t count because of pass interference. Look at the hands, though:
Didn’t count, but Ronnie Bell just had catch of the year
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 4, 2021
Bell has been one of the Michigan Wolverines’ best wideouts across the last few seasons. The senior won Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2018 and has a total of 82 receptions across three seasons.
He’s also expected to be a prospect for the 2022 NFL Draft, but that will ultimately come down to how serious this injury is. Let’s hope it’s not too serious for his and the Wolverines’ sake because their depth at WR is lacking this season.
Prayers up for Ronnie Bell as he recovers and aims to get back on the gridiron. More updates to follow.