Wilton Speight has a chance to return this season for Michigan, his father says.

Speight’s father spoke with The Detroit News and shared an update on his son, who is recovering from three fractured vertebrae suffered on Sept. 23 against Purdue.

“He’s got a good chance to play this year,” Bobby Speight told The Detroit News. “Wilton will take it week by week. First step was reaching 100 percent after his (two-week) test and in a week there will be another test. We’ll make decisions from there.

“You can’t say if he’s cleared he can get right back on the field. We’ll re-evaluate at that time. It’s killing him to not be out there and helping his team. It is mine and Wilton’s hope he can travel and dress for Maryland (Nov. 11) and maybe play or not, but we’re looking to Wisconsin (Nov. 18). We’re totally confident in the care Michigan provides, and that’s definitely a comfort for us living here in Richmond (Va.).”

The Wolverines have played John O’Korn at quarterback since Speight went down.