EAST LANSING – Michigan State’s quarterback situation just got a lot more complex.
MSU coach Mark Dantonio said Brian Lewerke suffered a broken tibia during Saturday’s 32-23 loss to Michigan, and the redshirt freshman will miss the final four games of the Spartans’ already woeful season. It is a non-surgery injury, Dantonio confirmed.
Lewerke led a fourth-quarter scoring drive on his first chance to play Saturday against Michigan, throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Monty Madaris. On the next drive, Lewerke was sacked by U-M’s Jabril Peppers on fourth-and-5. The quarterback’s leg twisted awkwardly on the play as he was being dragged to the ground. MSU’s training staff helped Lewerke to the sideline, his arms draped around their shoulders while unable to apply any pressure to his left leg.
Lewerke finished 6 of 10 for 100 yards and a touchdown through the air and ran three times for 32 yards against U-M.