BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WREG) — Former UM tight end Joey Magnifico was carted off of the field Friday night after suffering a lower leg injury in a matchup between the USFL’s Michigan Panthers and the New Jersey Generals.
A family member posted on social media that Magnifico suffered a broken tibia and ankle. Magnifico tweeted a thank you for prayers Saturday afternoon, but gave no update on his injury.
The former Tigers tight end was injured during the kick return with just two minutes left in the second half. According to the Detroit Free Press’ Tony Garcia, Magnifico’s left leg appeared to get “rolled up on.
Before being drafted by the Panthers, Magnifico served as the head football coach at St. Benedict Academy.