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Yep, Michigan RB Was Run Over By A Forklift

Michigan running back Drake Johnson was injured under mysterious circumstances last month, with speculation centering around a freak forklift injury, but no one from the program willing to give any details. Now thanks to the Detroit News’ open-records request, we have confirmation: dude got run over.

The accident took place on April 13 at Michigan’s indoor track facility, and the incident report is morbidly classified as a “traffic crash report.” According to the narrative compiled by university police, the forklift driver

“drove into the building and felt a bump, stating he thought he ran over a starting block, when he saw Drake Johnson, a student-athlete, roll from under the forklift. And [the driver] realized he had ran over Drake Johnson who was sitting on the track floor stretching.”


Johnson went to the emergency room where he was treated for unspecified injuries and held for observation, but he apparently escaped this scrape with nothing major. At the time Jim Harbaugh called it “a miracle.”

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