Per TomVH twitter
Michigan DB commit Garrett Taylor @gtaychillin tells me he tore his ACL in practice, has surgery on Thursday.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) August 26, 2014
best to him in his recovery.
I never know how to react when I see a proper, nice, positive comment on a story like this. Especially the first comment. I'm always expecting the worst.
Surgery on Thursday
That sucks. Poor kid.
Oh no....that absolutely sucks, he's going to miss his senior year.
Bummer this means he will probably be forced to take a redshirt as well unless he is 100% recovered by the time fall camp starts next year. Was he expected to play safety or corner?
I would think he's more of a corner, but Magnus would have a better idea than most.
Think he was going to be one of those put him at nickel, see how he does and if not move him to safety like they did Dymonte. Everything I heard was he was a corner, but that obviously could change.
That's a full year away now and unless the injury is really bad, he should be 100% I'd think. Either way, let's hope for the speediest recovery possible for Garrett.
Yeah - if Jake Butt is almost playing now after tearing his ACL in the spring, this kid will be fine to start the year in 2015. He'll be playing in spring practice, though he'll probably be no-contact. If he enrolls early, that is.
With our CB depth I wouldn't have expected him to start till his 2nd or 3rd year so he should have plenty of time to recover.
Well, there goes my plan to go see a St. Christopher's game this season...
Better to happen now as opposed to late in the season. Was he planning on enrolling early? Would be good for him to get with the U-M trainers from Jan-May for rehabbing.
Per Steve at 247, his HS doesn't allow students to leave early for purposes of enrolling early in college.
Makes sense, because high schools are all about holding kids back from advancement. Wait a second...
It's also an extremely expensive private school, so maybe the school just wants to make sure they get that extra semester of tuition.
Could be a situation with how the school spreads out classes. They may have the students take a wide range of electives that doesn't allow a student to finish required classes until their last semester
According to this 247 article, his high school doesn't allow its students to leave early for early enrollment. He's taking quite the positive approach to his rehab:
"We can start aggressively rehabbing a week or so after the surgery," he said. "I'll be doing that a ton. I'm getting ready to meet with my speed training coach as well. I plan to get on a stricter diet than normal so I can stay in peak shape while recovering. We're going to do some pool stuff and a lot of upper body weight training and conditioning during the period as well. My goal is to come back stronger than I was before the injury."
What a great attitude. Kid's less worried about him than I am.
Yeah, every quote I've read from him throughout the recruiting process--and every quote from recruiting analysts covering him--indicates that he has the right frame of mind to maximize his talent.
I don't think he would agree that this is better timing. No kid wants to miss his senior season completely. Happened to my son last year and he was devastated.
It has to be awful to miss your senior season of high school football. I suppose the silver lining is that he'll have a full year to recover before next season, and he'll be able to ease into a role here (or even redshirt if needed). With Countess, Lewis, Stribling, and Peppers, we will have good depth at corner for Taylor's freshman year, then playing time will start to open up when he's a sophomore and two years removed from his injury.
Morris, Kugler, Fox, and now Taylor. It seems as if being a senior committed to Michigan is bad for your health.
And Harris too.
I suck at using mobile devices
Someone needs to make these poor guys a "Never Forget" -esque type of picture. Maybe title it "Remember the Fallen"?
They are doing amazing things with ACL rehabs these days. He will be ready to go by fall camp. Good luck young man, quick recovery.
the rehab. I don't remember if he was a candidate for early enrollment or not.
They are doing amazing things with ACL recovery, but it seems like Michigan has done more than its fair share in contributing to research subjects in that department. Maybe this shows greater efficiency in the Michigan program--getting the ACL tears out of the way in high school before the kids even hit campus....
In all seriousness though, it stinks for the kid. I wish him a speedy recovery.
I wish him the best in his recovery.
That's too bad. Here's hoping he quickly bounces back.
Man, that's rough. Let's hope he can make a speedy recovery. I can't imagine not getting to play football my senior year of high school.
The worst. Best of luck to him in recovery. You can fully bounce back from an ACL tear, obviously, so I hope he's not too down about it.
I hate ligaments.
are you AIRBHG?
Angry Michigan ACL gods are for real!!
for Angry Michigan ACL gods to get involved while he's still in high school.
How does it work when a player is hurt like this in HS? Does the school pay for, or help pay for the surgery/rehab? If not, that's a huge financial burden for these families to have to deal with.
When I tore mine my health insurance paid for everything minus a $50 dollar co-pay.
Thanks for the social commentary.
What the hell are you talking about?
I mean, obviously.
thats just foolish
So, if someone doesn't have health insurance, they must've spent the money on extravagant toys. Got it.
I believe students participating in sports have to show they have adequate insurance and if they do not they must apply for a standard policy that the school establishes
I think we got one to help Elliott Mealer repair his shoulder, but I could be making that up. It may just be the kid pays it until he gets onto campus. I'm sure doctors can defer bills until that time, it'd be interesting to see if that's what happened.
ACL's are far more common, I don't know if that would fly...but that's certainly something that the Big 5 would do under this new NCAA deregulation stuff.
I could totally see them saying that they're going to pay for injuries to committed S-As...and then the coaches are going to use it as pressure to get a kid to commit. It's an insurance policy for the parents. If I'm a parent, I'd always tell my kid to take his time...but if I know that these teams are now going to pay for any injuries in high school? My son is committing on the first day of 9th grade if he can. If he can't, he's committing the day that first offer comes through.
That's at least going to be the mindset of the parent, and you can't blame them, especially knowing the backgrounds of these kids.
and the school systems usually have a secondary coverage that covers what is not covered by the primary coverage. Sometimes they offer an primary coverage policy that parents can purchase if they don't have primary coverage.
This applies to high schools in NC - but I assume similar everywhere. (I don't think it applies at the middle school level.)
Coverage for rehab typically rehabilitates you for normal activity however - it doesn't extend to fully athletic recovery. Thus - yes - the sooner he gets to the Michigan strength and conditioning staff - the sooner he gets back to full capability.
Schools do not generally pay for surgeries, rehab, etc. That's an inherent risk in playing school sports. Students have to prove that they have health insurance (and can often buy it through the school) before they are permitted to play.
My school - and lots of others - has an athletic trainer on staff who does rehab work with injured players. The surgeries have to be paid for by insurance and the family, but the rehab can be free if the family chooses.
I assume Michigan can't work with him directly on the rehab because it would be an NCAA violation. Can they discuss the best way to proceed with the trainer? Obviously the trainer would have to meet the basic requirements to hold the position however I'm assuming the UM support staff would likely be superior.
That is unfortunate. Best of luck to him and wishes for a speedy recovery.
Poor kid. Best of luck in your rehab, Garrett.
That's sucks so bad for him. I tore mine in a 4 way scrimmage a week before my first game senior year. I'm still pretty sure it was former Ypsilanti and Michigan d-lineman Alex Ofili that hit me from the side and my leg planted in the grass but my body went down.
Anyways my senior was lost. No football, no basketball and I played baseball about 40%. And I was a average to good athlete let a lone a division 1 top 100 player.
Hope he keeps his head up and works his way back.
Other schools might have dropped him.
Speedy recovery G.T.
Surgical repair and subsequent rehab will get him to 100% in less than 6 months, the mental aspect of learning to trust the knee again and not think about it is the biggest hurdle.
Seems like an easy decision to take the redshirt year and give that knee as much time as possible.
Great kid and great attitude. I hope his recovery goes well and he's able to make the type of progress he's looking for.
So can he be treated by the fine doctors at the UM health system for assurance its the best repair job possible....but I am guessing this falls under the impermissable benefits rules. However we have a vested interest.
Hate it for this guy, I hope he makes a fast recovery, does a lot of upper body conditioning, and is injury free after this.
It's too bad he can't be under the care of UofM team doctors for the procedure and rehab. It's not like he has any HS eligibility left now and he has already committed. Why not let UofM take care of him?
Here's to a successful surgery and rehab. Feel bad for the kid getting hurt your senior year.
Just sucks badly! Wish for a speedy recovery and successful surgery!
so sorry to hear this. Get well soon!
So my guess is Rivals will now immediately drop his ranking to a middling 3 star...hopeful for a full and speedy recovery for the kid.
I'd say there's little to no doubt he's going to drop off the Top X lists by the end of the season just because of his absence.
Even if the kid isn't able to come back and never plays another down of football, I hope Michigan will honor his scholarship all four years. If not, I will be seriously disappointed in Michigan. Best of luck to a seemingly wonderful young man.
he isn't paralyzed jeez. you're overestimating an ACL tear. these days, with good doctors, ACL tears are nothing compared to the pasr
This coaching staff and school already have a clear track record on honoring commitments.
Relax people. I never said Michigan didn't have a track record of honoring commitments or that I didn't expect him to come back fully, if not better. My comment is what it is on its face. Nothing more. Don't read more into it than what it says. If you think I'm implying something by even bringing it up in the first place, that's not my intention.
It's just sort of a random comment since nobody is implying that this will be anything close to career ending, and Michigan has no history of pulling scholarships in cases like this. It would be like me saying that I hope you don't kill hookers on the weekends with Craig James. I'm not saying that you do, but I'm not saying you don't either...
Fair enough. But honestly, my comment was an add-on to all of the other well wishes in this thread, reiterating that EVEN IF things were to go unfortunately, which they likely won't, I would be SERIOUSLY surprised and disappointed if Michigan didn't honor his scholarship for 4 full years, like they always have in the past. There are no dead hookers here. Can't speak for Craig James.
You just threw pulling his scholarship out there as a possibilty you didn't like. No mention of that being a surprise or of Michigan's track record. Using negative hypotheticals is a common way to impugn someone without actually accusing them of anything.
Look. I'm telling you now in no uncertain terms: I am NOT impugning anyone, implicitly or explicitly. If you think I'm lying here, so be it. Can't help that. I've already acknowledged that my comment may not have expressed clearly my intent, and I've attempted to clarify it. Nothing more I can do. If that's still not good enough for you and you want to know where I'm coming from, read my other posts. Carry on!
Accept it or do better.
It was a classic example of not posting my sentiment clearly, that I've already acknowledged, and clarified. Good grief people. You'd think this was a Bucknuts message board and I suggested Walmart sucks.
You sound like the media trolling for viewers with speculative stories.
You're reading way too much into it. That is a speculative leap of the absurd kind.
Good luck to Taylor! If Blake Countess is to stay another year, he could be a great mentor for this kid. He came back better and stronger, with time, after his own ACL tear.
damn. My boy did the same thing his Freshman year.
Tough break. Take your time with that rehab
Your recovery from these injuries are only as good as your surgeon and the graft that's used to replace the torn ligament. The Patellar graft, is a great choice for the fastest rehab. A lot of doctors use the same side patellar as the torn ACL, but it's been proven that if you take the graft from the opposite side of the injury you can return as soon as 3 months post injury. This is the procedure that Dr. Don Shelbourne out of Indy pioneered. Best of luck to this youngman.
I'm sure you will be ready to go for summer practice next year at Michigan!
With that said, It seems like the younger the person is, the better they recover. Hopefully that bodes well for him. I'm sure he'll bounce back.
Well I'm going to break the social media rule and wish Garret a speedy recovery, on IG.
Wish him the best in his recovery; hopefully won't affect his ability to play football next year.