If everything went according to plan for Michigan defensive tackle Bryan Mone, he was going to start the 2015 season in a dream.

A former Highland High standout in Salt Lake City, Mone was looking forward to the opportunity to play in front of family and friends when the Wolverines take on his hometown Utes to kick off this year’s campaign.

Unfortunately for Mone, a broken ankle in practice on Wednesday will keep him from doing so while his teammates trek across country to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Sept. 3, according to a report on scout.com. The report went on to say that Mone will miss an extended period of time, potentially the entire season.

Mone was expected to be an integral piece of the Michigan defensive line after he saw time on the field in all 12 games last season. The then-freshman registered season totals of nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a single fumble recovery. Mone posted a career-high three tackles against Notre Dame on Sept. 6.

Standing at 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Mone is one of the more physically imposing tackles on the squad, just as he was for opposing Utah prep athletes as an Under Armour All-American for the Rams.

The Deseret News reached out to Michigan for comment, but the university didn’t immediately reply.

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