I'm curious, how often do players make full recoveries from knee injuries like this? It often seems like they come back having lost a step or injury prone, hopefully it just observation bias on my part, heh.
Blake Countess Done For Year
A source close to the team has told me Blake Countess has torn ligaments in his knee and is done for the year.
Countess will get a medical redshirt and be a redshirt sophomore next year; in his stead, Michigan has some hard choices. Courtney Avery was not up to the task on the outside against Alabama. Raymon Taylor and Terry Richardson also got in there, though in the part of the game in which Alabama was just running out the clock. This might mean we see a lot more of Jarrod Wilson in the nickel package. Last night he came in and Michigan moved Thomas Gordon down to the nickelback spot.
Avery slipped and got embarrassed, but you know what? So did Dee Milliner. It happens. Avery is better than he showed on Saturday night. It definitely hurts to lose Countess, but I'm not worried that Avery will make a habit of getting burned like that.
Avery looked lost out there as a CB. Not much difference from start of last year. He's much more servicable as the nickelback. Hopefully one of the true freshmen can step and and contribute, like Blake did last year.
When did he look lost? When he slipped and fell? Then Milliner looked lost, too.
agreed. getting tired of morons writing off players after ONE BAD PLAY. Hey JT Floyd gave up a long TD to Indiana in 09, obviously he'll never be any good.
Denard threw a pick six Saturday night. Let's bench him.
Lewan had three bad penalties Saturday night. Let's bench him.
Demens had trouble getting to Yeldon unblocked. Let's bench him.
McCarron barely completed over 50% of his passes. Our pass defense was largely fine. Musberger liked talking about how badly Avery was getting picked on, but it was a single play.
Avery has established himself as a solid player. We'll be ok.
Yup. They "picked on" Avery again, but one was a short pass where Avery came up and made the tackle...and the other was a deep ball that was overthrown.
amongst football (NTF) fans. Nobody understands how much I need a hug right now.
Wishing Blake a speedy recovery. He was by far one of my favorite new players last season, and I was really hoping for a crazy break-out season this year. #neverforget #AMSHG #respect
Sorry to hear this as that has to be tough for him, I hope he recovers well.
Stewart Mandork from SI has tweeted the following on the Countess injury citing Mgoblog:
Stewart Mandel @slmandel OK, maybe panic Michigan fans. MT @mgoblog Michigan CB Blake Countess Done For Year: http://bit.ly/Tbp4AM Expand Reply Retweet Favorite
We learned this team 133 is a long way from 132. If we lose a pillar on each side of the ball, this could be a very long season.
This game truly could not have gone any worse
I tend to be a glass half full type of guy. If Countess was able to make a profound improvement and work his way into the starting lineup last year, who is to say there is not a freshman this year that can make a similar impact as Countess did last year?
I just hope he can recover after its all said and done, sometimes injuries like this can affect an athlete for the rest of their career
This blog is full of cry baby bull shit! I came here to share a passion for Michigan football, not bash the coaches for every hick-up along the way.
We played a tough opponent and some guys got hurt. WTF?
That's football people.
I'm done with this site.
Don't let the door hit you in the #^* on the way out.
Seems to me somebody has anger issues...
Explain to me why out best cb got hurt on special Fucking teams play. You should be gone
You could always go eat a dick...
Poor kid. Good luck and best wishes Blake. Keep your head up as much as you can.
Here's to a speedy recovery, Blake. Go Blue!
Dee Hart looked pretty athletic after coming back from a major knee injury. Here's hoping Countess can recover like that or better.
Angry Michigan Football Secondary Hating God back with a vengence!!!!!
Now that is just the cherry on top of the shit Sundae.
Hope the Blake has a full recovery.
Just saw that it's a torn ACL.
Prayers of hope and strength to you and your family, Blake.
I can't imaging how disappointed you are, or how hard you have to work to get back to 100%
I only know you will get there, and you will come out the other end of this process an even better and stronger person.
But when you use that argument to a MSU fan its somehow irrelavant !!
This is not what we needed does anyone else think that jt floyd isnt that good of a corner and now countess is out!
At least we will have him for next year.... I also do think that there was alot of calls not made against mich we got called for holding when alabama face masked rawrls. All in all mich is not tough enough for a team like alabama. I give them two years and we will be back on top!
This is a very bad injury. There's a chance he could never come back with the same speed and agility. Woolfolk never seemed right again. I hope this doesn't end up ruining his career.
Umm, what? Different injuries completely. Please don't spread misinformation.
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