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Michigan Running Back Drake Johnson ‘Hit By Forklift’ and Hospitalised

Michigan Running Back Drake Johnson ‘Hit By Forklift’ and Hospitalised

Michigan running back Drake Johnson was hit by a forklift during training on Wednesday, according to several reports.

The fifth year senior is believed to have been stretching before being hit by the heavy machinery.

However, no further details of the incident have been revealed yet.

The university is prohibited from commenting on his medical condition by federal privacy laws but released the following statement:

“On Wednesday, an accident occurred at the indoor track and field building involving student-athlete Drake Johnson. He was evaluated by a U-M Athletic Department team physician and was referred to the U-M Health System for further evaluation.”

Drake himself tweeted the following message:

The 22-year-old’s time in Ann Arbor has been derailed by injuries and bad luck.

He suffered ACL tears in 2013 and 2014 but rebounded to rush for 271 yards and four touchdowns last season.

We’re glad that the injuries don’t seem to be life-threatening and wish you a speedy recovery, Drake.

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