At the football team’s weekly press conference yesterday, coach Lloyd Carr announced that junior free safety Ryan Mundy would most likely miss the remainder of the season with an unspecified nerve condition similar to the one that ended the playing career of linebacker Lawrence Reid last year.

“Mundy, I think, will not play in game competition this fall,” Carr said.

Mundy’s last action came in the season opener against Northern Illinois, when he played sparingly in a backup role to redshirt junior Willis Barringer. The third-year defender saw action in 11 games during his freshman season and started all 12 contests last year. Because he only played a few downs in one game this season, he will be eligible for a redshirt season if he is able to return. Mundy has 61 tackles, two interceptions and three pass breakups at Michigan in his career. His loss was a shocking one for the Wolverines.

“We were hoping that he would be able to return,” Carr said. “We would like to give it some rest so that we can see what happens in spring practice. I’m not particularly encouraged. I’m disappointed that it just hasn’t come around.”

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