Ojabo, who is ranked by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2022 NFL draft and projected as a first-round pick, needed the help of his trainers to get off the field.
The severity of his injury, and whether it will affect his draft status, was not immediately known. Bryce Treggs, Ojabo’s agent, declined comment to The Associated Press.
This 2021 season was a breakout for Ojabo, who finished second on the Wolverines in sacks (11) and tackles for loss (12), behind projected first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson. Ojabo saw his draft stock rise throughout the season and helped the Wolverines make it to the College Football Playoff for the first time while winning the Big Ten championship.
Ojabo was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He started playing football in the United States only a few years before arriving at Michigan.