Michigan linebacker Devin Bush announced Wednesday he will overlook out the chickfila Peach Bowl because of a hip injury and is forgoing his senior season to enter April’s NFL draft.

Bush is rated as the No. 8 potential accessible for its draft from ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and the No. 10 prospect by Todd McShay.

Bush, a finalist for the Butkus Award as the country’s top linebacker and a junior co-captain, wounded his hip at the thirdquarter of their Wolverines’ 62-39 loss to Ohio State on Nov. 24.

“Despite getting treatment every day, I have not been cleared to play in the Peach Bowl due to the hip injury I suffered in the last game,” Bush wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Due to the injury, I’ve thought hard about my future in football. I understand how meticulous this game can be. It’s always been a fantasy of mine to check out in the footsteps of my father and play in the NFL.

“This injury has made me realize how important this objective is to me personally along with my loved ones. So I decided to forgo my senior season and go into the 2019 NFL draft.”

His father, Devin Bush Sr., was a refuge on Florida State’s 1993 national championship staff and also a first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons at the 1995 NFL draft. He played eight seasons with the Falcons, Browns and Rams.

Bush had 79 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks to the Wolverines this past season.

The No. 7 Wolverines will be without two of the defensive stars when they play No. 10 Florida at the Chick Fil a Bowl in Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 29 (noon ET on ESPN). Junior defensive end Rashan Gary, yet another projected first-round selection, announced last month he’s skipping the bowl game to plan your draft.


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