Western Michigan quarterback Jon Wassink suffered a broken collarbone during the Broncos' 20-17 Week 8 win over Eastern Michigan, and the junior will miss the rest of the regular season. WMU coach Tim Lester delivered the injury update during a Tuesday press conference, stating that the redshirt sophomore will be out six to eight weeks. That timetable would keep Wassink out of a potential Mid-American Conference championship game appearance, but could allow him to play in a late-December bowl game. Wassink, a two-time state champion at Grand Rapids South Christian, sustained the injury with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter against EMU, and it was one of two hits to the shoulder he took during the game. "The first one they threw a flag and picked it up; the second one was the one he stayed down on," Lester said. "I don't know when he broke it. He didn't throw the ball great after the first one. I think he just sprained it the first time, and then the second one was when he fell on it kind of funny." Surgery to repair Wassink's injury is an option the training staff will evaluate as he begins his recovery, Lester added. True freshman Reece Goddard entered the game in Wassink's place and engineered the Broncos' game-winning field goal drive in overtime, rushing for 12 yards on three carries in the extra session.
WMU QB Jon Wassink out for regular season with broken collarbone
Michigan Live | Oct 24