Cullen Christian would probably be forced into the starting job. Yikes.
Reports: Woolfolk Injured
Its being reported on Scout that he got injured at practice. Its behind a paywall, but everyone can see the "Bad Injury News" on the main page and note who the poster is...
I feel like everday we find a new way to ask the same question. Ground Hogs day please stop in 18 days.
What are you talking about?
I'm still contemplating what happens if we don't have DW and JT Turner this year; I'm not at all ready for your hypothetical.
*HEAD* *HIT* *KEYBOARD*
I would be too scared to watch us on D.
We should delete this thread for mere karma purposes
Just dont forget the beatlejuice rule.
But, there would be a ton of pressure on Cullen Christian to perform if that were the case
are you trying to incite wide spread panic? or are u just trying to irritate people with this pointless Chicken Little thread?
I like kittens more than puppies. Any good kitten pics?
Is this shit for real?
Because an average player on this defense is outstanding in comparison to the rest?
Woolfolk isn't seriously out for the year, is he? If this is some kind of sick reverse-jinx you should be ashamed of yourself.
Uh, Sam Webb at GBW is saying that he got injured pretty bad, initial word is not good, still waiting on diagnosis.
I literally feel like I'm going to puke.
I think his "source" is scout. Sounds like Woolfolk fu*Ked up his ankle. Damnit.
Someone talk me off the ledge. Is this real, or some big joke? The hints and innuendo and outuendo are all killing me.
I see nothing on Twitter or this site yet.....If someone is making this up, STFU.
I feel sick.
Link God Damnit...im smahsing my face on my table at work.............
Who forgot to make their fucking sacrifices to Angry Michigan EVERYTHING Hating God?
Since the beginning of last season, Cissoko, then Warren, then Dorsey, then Turner, now Woolfolk. I don't think we've lost anyone who could potentially make much impact at any other position.
Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Christian, Avery, and Talbott.
Why Angry Michigan Hating God? FUCK.
this is making me really sick to my stomach. is this true? OH GOD!
I expect an "EVERYBODY PANIC!" thread in the near future
Well, there goes any hope of our D being servicable ladies and gentlemen. A true freshman is starting at a critical position yet again.
I feel bad for RR. He has been dealt crappy hands.
1. Dos leches are delicious
2. Your first sentence is kind of raunchy without a second comma, but amusing.
honestly, this is the worst thread title ever.
I cant accept it, are you sure he is out for the ENTIRE year?
If my count is correct, that would leave us with just 5 scholarship CB's and 3 of those are true freshmen.
This is probably not the best way to present the actual news portion of this. The whole "I don't want to tell you exactly what I'm reading on premium boards" mixed with "please speculate as to what we're going to do if he does happen to be out for the year" leads to a lot of potential misinterpretation. Is there a diagnosis or not? Is the news that he's hurt and it looks bad or is the "out for the year" term being thrown around something concrete? I know how imprecise the premium sites can be, but when you put it through another filter, it's even worse. It'd be better to say nothing or to say exactly what you know, I think, without inviting the response to what appears to be a hypothetical (however likely) in the subject line.
If I had a sword, I would fall on it.
Cool beans, time to kill myself
I'll get the gasoline, you get the lighters.
Please let it not be true....
I'm begining to think it wasn't meant to be...I'd hate to contemplate how things are going to get worse next...
Good thing corner is the one position a true freshman can step in and be serviceable...
There goes our season. WTF!
I'm grabbing a helmet, and I'm ready to head for the hills at a moment's notice.
Well I just spent the last 5 min banging my head on a keyboard.
Unless its torn ACL, I don't know how anyone can conclude he is out for the season. High ankle sprain is usually 4-6 weeks and broken ankle is 6 weeks.
6 weeks from now would bring him back for possibly the Indiana game, but he'd probably sit that out too. Certainly this spell doom for UConn and ND, but he'd miss easy UMass and BGSU. So hopefully that's the case, and he'll be all better for the MSU game.
A broken ankle can take months to heal properly. Six weeks is on the optimistic side.
I need a paper bag
well, he's not a RS, so he can come back next year, correct?
We just need to win 7 games, damn-it and RR will get a another year.
EDIT: Apparently this just happened, and I'm sure the Doctors haven't had the time to run tests, scans, and interpret the results. So far, people think it looks really bad (these people are likely not orthopedists too).
Looks like it won't last the night.
Why do I even get up in the morning?
I am about to lose any cred I have, but if it's true... f*ck it let Denard play corner. He is an incredible athlete, and he will do anything to help the team win. Yes I realize the implications of my words - suggesting that our probable starting quarterback be moved to corner but honestly where do we have decent depth: QB, where do we need depth: CB. I am kinda like Madden with Farve though, I think we would be better with shoelace at just about every position
I seriously almost want to say that he should start both ways, even though I'm pretty sure that's not humanly possible.
Because having a potentially starting QB get injured while trying to play a position he doesn't know is exactly what we need right now! Great idea!
No need to be a douche, I'm sure OP is just as excited as you are to have 1 corner with experience.
I wouldn't exactly call Floyd experienced.
its probably a bit of an overreaction at this point, but something to consider if we lose anyone else.
could also be a nice prelude to the 2011 and/or 2012 Shoelace Heisman campaign....
I don't know about Denard, but I think a few of our safeties will be playing CB this year. Possibilities: Carvin Johnson and Ray Vinopal who I believe have decent speed and possibly Marvin Robinson. Even thinking about this is scary.
Desperate times....call for desperate measures...
An idea so crazy...it might work.
This would kill any hope of Gardener redshirting, but what do we have to lose? I'm sure that fire under Forcier's ass has been sufficiently lit. Give him the steering wheel for another year.
I'll cheat and risk it. But, the Sam is saying its an ankle, they're awaiting word on severity and it doesnt look good. The presumption throughout the boards on both pay sites is that its a season ended, but we'll see.
thats for those who cant see behind the curtain at those sites.
If there were ever a time...
This is not the time. Don't be a douche.
Stay classy. If there ever were a time for you to just not say anything, it's now.
I want to beat you down with that trombone.
you are going to get clobbered by a rabid trombone quartet.
Fuck it, you're not worth the waste of the gold paint that would chip off the sides. But here's hoping your whole team breaks both femurs.
Edit: Is it finally time to see a good ol' ban on this d-bag? Since we're in freak out mode anyway? Man, you usually have at least some sense of decency on here.
Why does it not surprise me that you are in fact a douchebag? Fucking redneck.
No need to gloat. Your team is one knee injury away from going 5-7 this year (Pryor).
... or just die, whatever. You know, if you get murdered, your quarterback might take the stand in my defense, i mean, i'm just sayin..
Oh, have you figured out where the OTHER osu's are, cuz i've been lookin' for em for a long time, and haven't come up with anything.
We get a dianosis before we freak out. Don't get me wrong, this sucks but we do not know how bad it is and we do not know how long he is out. He could be back by big 10 play easily.
I was having a good day until I came to this thread. Good grief why do we always get punched in the gut when things start to turn rosy?
I put blame on Brian who about a week or so ago, claimed that we were having a nice gentle offseason. Not so nice anymore, is it?
/sad panda :o(
No one kill themselves. No one eat a whole keg. No one smash their computers.
As has been said in the thread a few different places, this could be an extreme overreaction. There are several possibilities here. Someone could be trolling, someone could have mistaken Woolfolk for someone else, someone could have seen him twist it and go down, and thought "Oh Noes!" Someone could have even made a good play and said "Man, Troy, he just broke your ankles!" which was overheard and subsequently freaked out over.
Before we see any official diagnosis, there are a hundred scenarios that could be going on here. Many of them are nothing to freak out about. Some of them are bad, but still okay. The worst case, in which he would be out for the season, is almost impossible if we are actually talking about his ankle.
Like mmiicchhiiggaann said, unless his ankle was somehow severed off, he's likely back into things within 6 weeks. Much more likely than a break, he may have bruised or twisted it. In that case, he'll be fine before the season starts. It's really unlikely that he will need surgery on an injury he sustained in practice, on defense. Remember, he's hitting people, not the other way around.
but you can also tear ligaments, tendons and muscles that are worse than a bone.
we all are hoping for six weeks.
fuck. That's sort of what I meant by pointing out the likelihood of getting injured on defense. Also, I tend to get technical about anatomy, so if it were me reporting I would be less vague than "ankle." To me, the generic term of ankle means bone or joint.
I don't want to be a jerk...I'm just looking for reasons to hope you're wrong. Is this the same source that told you Parker was a silent verbal?
I think Sam Webb pretty much implied Parker was a silent verbal for a time, also.
...looking at this guy's other (rare) posts...he's no troll.
Well, now someone has to step up big time. I don't know how else to react. I took a few deep breaths and waited to respond. This is the most calm and rational thing I can think of. Otherwise, I too want to bash my head on the table.
Balas at Rivals is basically reporting that the rumors are true and its a worst case scenario.
out for the year, from good sources.
F. U. C. K.
I've had huge hopes for Buc Nasty being a serviceable 3rd corner this year and developing into an excellent DB down the line.
If this is all true, we need you now Buc!! Like, no pressure or anything...
when i was in college i hurt my ankle in basketball. I, and everyone around me thought my leg was going to fall off. I had a sprain and was fine. Now, i wasn't there and no one else posting was, but we need to wait till we hear official word
this is blogging at its worst. let's all spend time guessing what happened. then guess what will happen as a result instead of just waiting til tomorrow to get the facts.
Well, if it's going to happen, I guess it's better now, with three weeks to move people around and get them acclimated, than during the season itself. I remember Ron Bellamy getting pressed into service at CB in the middle of his freshman season. We're probably looking at a frosh WR doing likewise now.
*puts head down*
/optimism for 2010.
Hopefully it's just a clever press tactic to make everyone think that Woolfolk is hurt. Then he comes out against UConn owning. Of course the same thing has been said about the wingless helmet on Tate. This sucks. Alcohol anyone?
I came here after a looong day really hoping to see something positive had happened, maybe brighten the day a bit. Yeah, so that happened.
I feel awful for Woolfolk, this sucks. I almost feel worse for corch though. Fuck.
I feel almost as bad for RR too. It was going to be hard enough to appease M fans this year, and now this. I think Brandon can see the big picture, but I don't know about most of our fanbase.
head hitting keyboard
Well, most people said Woolfolk would be the worst player to lose: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/most-important-player-stay-healthy. Hopefully Cullen plays like a star.
i hate to be the dbag, because i love this team and am fond of RR and his coaching style.
bottom line, big injuries happens to teams everywhere.
had UM pursued CB's that weren't borderline kids then there would be 2 extra bodies at CB. i never thought losing Whitty was a huge deal until we lost Dorsey. i never thought losing Dorsey would destroy this secondary, but then we lost Turner. then i took solace in the fact that Woofolk would do a solid job vs most #1 WR's. not all of this is on RR, but recruiting borderline kids made things a lot worse today than they should be.
Dorsey, right? Who else?
BooBoo was a Lloyd guy, Turner was a high 4/5* kid that apparently got lazy, D.Warren left early for the NFL. Which other kids did RR recruit that are borderline?
Adrian Witty, and Demar Dorsey.
thats 2 extra bodies the secondary would have
Would contribute due to this injury is apparently highly likely and devastatingly awesome?
what are the odds that it could hurt the situation?
Not to mention one would be a RS-Frosh or True Sophomore, and the other would be a True Freshman, if they were on campus.
The lack of Juniors and Seniors in the defensive backfield is killing us right now.
i would like those that negged me to help teach me why im wrong.
really, because im a Michigan fan too, and i dont want to place blame if the staff doesnt deserve any.
im concerned that recruiting two borderline kids (Dorsey, and Witty) is the reason the CB unit has two less bodies. having two extra scholarship CB's would alleviate the loss of Woofolk.
never did i blame the losses of Booboo, Turner, or Warren on RR.
What ever happened with that part of conditioning. Hopefully it will help Twolfs recovery.
Prehab helps with ligaments, muscles and such.
Can't help broken bones, fractures, dislocations.
I read on scout it's a dislocated ankle. I'm guessing he is out for the year. WTF.
Gotta wait for the diagnosis.
its a dislocated ankle.
info lately, so I won't doubt you. Severity? Prognosis? Was there a fracture involved? Any ligaments or muscle tears?
its too soon to tell, sounded pretty serious though.
now wait a second, Im not ready to give up. Stafon Johnson, who you all know as the guy who dropped a 400 pound weight on his neck, DISLOCATED his ankle in a preseason game. HOWEVER, Coach jeff fisher said he would not be put on the injured reserve because there was a chance it would heal quickly. This was in NY times sports monday.
never doubt anything in the age of the BONE STIMULATOR!
3 hours and this shit happens!!!!!!! No words describe.
Sorry for your loss fellas. Even though I am from the hated enemy camp (ND) I always like to beat Blue at full strength.
According to Angelique, Woolfolk talked to his dad and Butch said it's a dislocated ankle and broken fibula