Heininger talks about injury

Fluke injury in practice leading up to Sugar Bowl ends fifth-year senior DT's career

Updated: January 20, 2012, 11:34 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The last play of his last practice in Ann Arbor before heading to the Allstate Sugar Bowl is when defensive lineman Will Heininger's career ended.

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Leon Halip/Getty ImagesDT Will Heininger is home with his family in Ann Arbor rehabbing an injury that forced him to miss the Sugar Bowl.
He had started every game of the regular season, and this would be how it would close, on a freak accident where another player fell on his leg as he planted, tearing the lisfranc ligament in his right foot and leading to dislocated bones in the foot, as well.

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