Michigan football's Cade McNamara out a few weeks after taking big hit vs. UConn

Michigan football quarterback Cade McNamara began the second half of Saturday's game against Connecticut in the locker room with the Michigan training staff, according to the ABC TV broadcast.

It was not specified why he was being treated. Coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game McNamara will miss a few weeks with a lower-body injury, but the belief is he can return this season.

McNamara played the final series of the first half at Michigan Stadium with the Wolverines leading 38-0, and was greeted by a standing ovation from fans, one week after they received flack for booing McNamara, last year's starter and one of this year's captains, during a 56-10 beatdown of Hawaii.

He was sacked for a 5-yard loss on his first snap Saturday, but followed by completing an 18-yard pass to Ronnie Bell, his only pass of the game. McNamara was leveled by two UConn defenders on the play and walked off the field gingerly after stopping the clock with a spike. The Wolverines attempted a 61-yard field goal, but it was short.

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Starter J.J. McCarthy began the second half and the Wolverines rotated in three more quarterbacks after McCarthy came out, with Alex Orji, Davis Warren, Andy Maddox and Alan Bowman each earning at least one snap.

McNamara started the 2022 season in an open competition with McCarthy — McNamara started the opener against Colorado State before McCarthy started Week 2 against Hawaii. Coach Jim Harbaugh announced McCarthy had won the job "by merit" after his performance in Week 2.

The week prior, McNamara expressed his displeasure with the way the position battle was being handled, after Michigan beat Colorado State 51-7.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan football's Cade McNamara likely out a few weeks