Henson Has Foot Surgery, Will Miss Season Opener
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr announced today (Thursday, Aug. 24) that junior quarterback Drew Henson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) suffered a foot injury during practice Wednesday (Aug. 23).


Henson underwent surgery early today at the University of Michigan Hospital. The surgical procedure was scheduled to be performed by team physician Dr. Edward Wojtys.

"Henson will not be available for the season opener vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 2)," said Carr. "This is disappointing for Drew and our football team as he was preparing to make his first career start. The good news is he will return.

"It was a non-contact injury," Carr added. "Drew planted his foot and said he felt something pop. The injury is similar to those suffered by senior/junior tight end Shawn Thompson (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel HS) and fifth-year defensive end Jake Frysinger (Grosse Ile, Mich./Grosse Ile HS) last season.

"John Navarre (Cudahy, Wis./Cudahy HS) will move into the position as starting quarterback," Carr said.

Michigan, ranked No. 6 in the preseason Associated Press poll and No. 4 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll, opens the season by hosting Bowling Green at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 2 (12:10 p.m. EDT, ESPN Regional).

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