no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Odd story as Mike Leshoure is busted for pot possession twice in a month. The second time he tried to eat the pot to avoid the charges. You have to wonder if he'll ever see the field for the Lions. Injury derailed his rookie season and now two charges will likely bring a suspension from the NFL.
EDIT: Story has been updated, I strongly suggest you read the police report (included in story). Additional charges may be coming from this...Apparently there was a bag of "Diesel Potpourri" which google says is synthetic pot confiscated from the rental vehicle.
So I'm not a doctor, I'm just going off of personal experience and the picture that Kenny tweeted.
Based on the above picture (Thumb in a cast, other fingers free) and the fact that he'll be out 4-6 weeks I'm guessing Kenny has either a chip fracture at the base of his thumb or an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. An x-ray would show which one it is. I have had 2 partial tears of my UCL and they hurt. (There is an Ulnar Cruciate Ligament, that's in the elbow and baseball players mess it up a lot). This injury is often referred to as skier's thumb because the method of injury happens a lot to skiers. It happens a lot to football players too. My first injury was when I tackled someone. Look at the back of your hand and pull your thumb down and towards you - that's the motion that the UCL prevents and how you can damage it. If Kenny slightly missed on a tackle - his thumb connecting with a shoulder or something but the rest of his hand didnt - and his thumb got bent back, that would lead to a UCL tear (my guess).
Depending on severity and if he needs surgery 4-6 weeks is a typical recovery. It's a joint that is easily taped and depending on his repair/recovery he should have no lasting effects. I had partial tears (no surgery or repair) and wasn't diagnosed for about 8 weeks after the first injury. My only medical restriction is that I'm not allowed to put my thumb in a bowling ball - all other sports and stuff are fine. Kenny's at Michigan, was diagnosed on sight and has some of the best medical care in the world. I'm sure he'll be fine come the fall. Here's wishing him the best during his recovery.
Just got a UM Athletic Dept text. Thought some of you might be interested.
Go there, like the page, and get linked to another page where you can enter info to win a catered suite for 20 to the spring game as well as other packages. Pretty cool opportunity.
Also, if an MGoBlogger wins it, we so need to set up a meet-up for a few choice MGoBloggers to attend.
Not a lot of football content, but any article that includes Lewan and Chris Brown is worth a read.
Showed off an impressive first step speed rush, and had some nice hands to fight inside when they set up outside... Was also impressed by a bull-rush.
Taco is approaching my level of excitement of Tacos in general.
Edit: Followup video has some highlights of Joe Mathis... he's an animal.
So I'm planning on driving up to Ann Arbor for the 2012 Spring Game, which will be my first trip to the Big House in the spring. I have a couple questions that I was wondering (expecting) my more knowledgeable MGoBloggers to answer:
1. I know there's a lot of other events going on that day, including the lacrosse game afterwards and the alumni game and 5k run before the game. What's the parking setup going to look like? Same as for home games or should I expect to park farther away? (I've always gone golf course or pioneer lot) and what are prices like?
2. Similar question- what does the tailgating look like for the spring game?
3. What kind of scoring system is used?
4. Can you sit anywhere you want?
5. Is there any opportunity to get autographs from players and coaches?