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Michigan’s Combs Career Over

November 18, 2002

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Sophomore defensive back Zia Combs, taken off the field last month with his head immobilized, won’t play again for Michigan.

``It’s certainly a tremendous disappointment,″ coach Lloyd Carr said Monday. ``We’re going to miss his spirit. He will stay in school and finish his degree.″

Carr declined to give details about the nature of Combs’ injury.

He was removed on a stretcher after his helmet struck the midsection of teammate Ernest Shazor as they were trying to down a punt Oct. 12 against Penn State.

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