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.