DETROIT -- Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham will miss
the fourth-ranked Wolverines' conference game at Penn State on
Saturday after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.
The Big Ten's leading receiver appeared to injure his knee in
Michigan's 31-13 win over Michigan State last Saturday.
"We got great news as far the injury," Michigan coach Lloyd
Carr said during a conference call. "He'll miss this week, but
we're very excited about the news we've received."
Carr did not describe the injury further, and refused to discuss
a timetable for Manningham's return.
The Detroit News, citing sources close to the situation, reported that the Manningham's surgery was to repair a partially torn meniscus and a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in the knee.
The sophomore wide receiver leads the Wolverines (6-0, 3-0 Big
Ten) and the conference with 527 yards and nine touchdowns.
With Manningham out, Carr said freshman Greg Mathews will be
counted on to make plays, but he said it should not alter the
team's overall offensive strategy.
"I don't think it's going to change what we do, because we do
have a number of receivers who are very capable," Carr said,
adding that Carl Tabb will also play a role.
The game will be the 12th meeting between the schools, with
Michigan holding an 8-3 series advantage. The last time the
Wolverines played at Beaver Stadium was five years ago in a game
they won 20-0.
Carr is 7-2 lifetime against Penn State (4-2, 2-1).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.