I hope he doesn't let the run of bad luck frustrate him & gets all the rehab done properly and comes back 200%.
Illinois Injury Report
For the Illinois Game (Saturday, Oct. 31)
Zac Johnson (shoulder)
David Molk (knee)
Probable (75 percent chance of playing)
Martavious Odoms (knee)
In addition, head coach Rich Rodriguez announced the game captains for the game at Illinois: running back Kevin Grady, defensive end Brandon Graham, wide receiver Greg Mathews and offensive lineman Tim McAvoy.
Odoms not playing or being limited would be a considerable loss; the other options at slot appear to be a meaningful dropoff, and Odoms had reclaimed the punt return job before the injury. Hemingway appears good to go, though, as does Warren.
Should I take this as a sign that Brandon Minor is healthy?
RT @chengelis: RR on radio show: "I dont think (Minor) is going to be 100 percent for this game."
RT @chengelis: RR on radio show: "I dont think (Minor) is going to [ever be 100% again in a Michigan uniform, except for our bowl game]."
Anyone been counting how many times Graham has been a captain? Seems like every other week, at least.
Personally, I'm fine with it. He's a leader both on and off the field. Kid plays (and works) so hard. If this were the type of team that had dedicated captains, I'm pretty sure he'd be one of them.
I only hope our turnovers are injured and don't make the trip
Odoms is special and continues to improve. The catch vs PSU where he was injured exemplifies this issue. Now, Kelvin Grady is a very talented athlete. The drops? The coaches need to make this great athlete on this team believe he can get better. There are so many kids on this team with amazing God-given talent. Supratentorial development is the coaching staff's job and responsibility. Great coaches make great athletes better.
I am going to go out on a limb and say Minor is not 100%. Doubt he will be any better than 75% - 80% the rest of the season, seems like he has a nice game and then the following week comes back hurting more. Let's hope since he was limited in the PSU game this is one of those on games.
- it can be even worse than ankle which, once loose and taped can sometimes be overcome. The heel is just unbearable to walk, much less run. If he plays on that this week, he is one tough SOB.
Agree, here's hoping Minor gets the good stuff after toughing this out Saturday or, even better, isn't really needed.
Minor is a tough SOB, but I would imagine he will get a cortisone shot in his heel.
What do people think about the first year of RichRod's injury report?
I appreciate his effort to create transparency, but I feel like it's been kind of incomplete. Maybe my expectations are wrong, but it just seems like there's always a couple of guys who are clearly dinged up who don't show up on the report.
There might be times when certain injuries aren't deemed important enough for the report, and there are probably times when the coaches don't want to release information for competitive reasons.
the Injury Report is just accurate "enough" to be a good source of misinformation as well?
...don't say a word about it unless someone's season was over. we as fans don't need to know ahead of time, and our opponents damn sure don't, either.
...seems like there have been numerous occasions where players didn't even show up on the report but didn't play at all. minor's inclusion (or lack thereof) seems almost random and doesn't seem to have any correlation to him playing. he's shown up on the list and played, and not shown up and sat. weird. and kinda unenlightening.
Do you ever think that even though he's not listed on this report, Warren might not be completely healthy or anything even close? This just says that there is a 100% chance he plays, which duh, who else is gonna play corner?
If he can't go I would feel comfortable with Brown and Shaw but I hope he plays so we can see some Minor Rage on the worst run defense in the Big Ten.