Michigan’s Kyle Bosch takes leave of absence

Michigan offensive lineman Kyle Bosch has taken a leave of absence from the team, Brady Hoke announced Wednesday.

"Kyle Bosch has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time for personal reasons," Hoke said in a statement. "We ask that his privacy be respected at this time. We wish him the best and look forward to his return."

Bosch started three games at guard as a freshman last season, and played as a backup guard in Saturday’s rout of Appalachian State. The 6-foot-5, 303-pound native of Illinois was listed on Monday’s depth chart as the second-team left guard, behind Erik Magnuson, and sharing the starting right-guard spot with Joey Burzynski. However, Kyle Kalis is expected to start at right guard, now that he is recovered from a back injury.

The return of Graham Glasgow from a suspension for an offseason arrest will help the Wolverines on the line — Glasgow can play both center and guard — but losing Bosch means that a unit that struggled badly last season is now extremely thin again this year.