Michigan WR Devin Gardner is 'fine' after colliding with platform near end zone
ANN ARBOR -- Devin Gardner raced upfield, cut left in the end zone and reached out for the would-be touchdown.
He was led a bit too far, though, and couldn't come up with it as he tumbled out of bounds -- into a large platform near the end zone at Notre Dame Stadium.
He didn't get up for several moments, a scary sight for Michigan's No. 1 receiver.
Coach Brady Hoke, though, dispelled any notions Tuesday that Gardner sustained a major injury.
"He's fine," Hoke said.
Gardner is in his first season as a receiver, after backing up Denard Robinson at quarterback the past two years. The move has been an early success, as he already leads the team in catches (11), yards (195) and touchdowns (three).
He was banged up during the 13-6 loss against Notre Dame, though. He crumbled to the ground and was slow to get up after absorbing a big second-half hit, then later collided with the platform.
He'll have plenty of time to heal up, considering Michigan (2-2) is off this week. Play continues with the Big Ten opener next week at Purdue.