Michigan football’s Hassan Haskins pulls out of Senior Bowl with ankle injury

MOBILE, Ala. — Running back Hassan Haskins is still dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in Michigan football’s college football playoff loss to Georgia in December, and that injury has caused him to pull out of this week’s 2022 Senior Bowl.

“Same agents that had Najee Harris last year and he had almost the same exact injury that Najee had in the college football playoff as well,” Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy told the Free Press on Tuesday. “It’s a high-ankle thing.”

Haskins led the Wolverines with 1,327 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns this season, but had just nine carries for 39 yards in Michigan’s 34-11 semifinal loss.

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Nagy said last month he thought Haskins was underrated as a prospect.

“Man, he had an incredible year,” Nagy said. “It’s one of those years I don’t even think Hassan saw it coming, but when (Blake) Corum went down and he had to kind of shoulder the load, he proved a lot. And I think everyone’s kind of just pigeon-holed him as a plowhorse running back and there’s more to him than that. I think he’s going to test really well in the spring, I think he’s more explosive than he’s given credit for. Yeah, it should be good to have him down here. I think he’s got more juice than people think.”

With Haskins out, both Michigan and Michigan State are down to one player participating in this week’s college football all-star game.

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