Western Michigan senior quarterback Jon Wassink said in the spring that he would be healthy by the time fall came around.
On Tuesday afternoon at MAC Media Day at Ford Field in Detroit, Wassink confirmed that notion, saying he is “definitely 100 percent healthy.”
Wassink suffered a season-ending foot injury last season late in the year in a home game against Toledo. The Broncos then had to turn to freshman Kaleb Eleby in the midst of competing for a MAC title.
It was the second straight season Wassink suffered a season-ending injury. In 2017, he missed the last quarter of the season due to a broken collarbone.
Wassink completed 61.6% of his passes last season before suffering the injury. He threw for 16 touchdowns and threw six interceptions for 1,994 yards in 2018.
However, a good amount of those yards were thrown to Jayden Reed, who is no longer with the Broncos.
Reed transferred from the program to join Michigan State in late May and was WMU’s top yard-getter from the wide receiver position last year.
The Broncos also lost Keishawn Watson and Cortez Lewis in the transfer portal in the offseason. Still, Wassink said he is confident this year’s group will produce and he has established a good relationship with them.
“I’m really comfortable with the receivers that we have,” Wassink said.” “We have a lot of young players that are really excited to show what they can do. Summer has been a big time for us to get together and throw and build that comradery and chemistry, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what they do this year.”