Looks like Tate's shoulder injury was more serious than it was reported. He also had a staph infection. Sounds like he should be back for spring ball though.
Tate Injury (Nothing new, don't freak out)
Forcier already is taking part in workouts with the football team and will not miss any spring practice. The staph infection, a MRSA infection, already has been treated, the person said.
Tate is our best chance to compete this year, and compete this year we will. Four Big 10 teams in the top 12, but UM will make some noise in the conference this year.
Top reasons for thinking positive thoughts...
1-Tate's reasonably assumed progress
2-LB's reasonably assumed progress
3-Mike Martin's well timed aggression
5-Having scholarship athletes playing the middle of our defense
6-We, the fans, deserve it!
I'd like to throw in a number 7: Denard learns the system in the offseason and becomes a competent dual-threat QB to throw into the mix occasionally.
I want to believe that the LBs will improve with a new coach, but at the same time, I imagine that a new position coach after 3 defensive coordinators and consistent regression over time does not fill me with confidence.
I believe the LBs will improve, and I have several reasons for that belief. It would be nearly impossible for the ILB's to be any worse. They really struggled last year, and they will be more comfortable and knowledgeable than they were last year. Now, whether or not that translates into better play, we'll see. If Mouton and Ezeh do not improve, than the ILB's will be better because someone beat them out for the job. There are some quality athletes in our LB corps, and two guys will step up. Also, we cannot overstate how much the weak safety play maginified all of the LB mistakes. I can't even imagine that we're not better at Safety this year.
But I thought the players were soft?
I will now text my Sparty brother who said Forcier was just a big drama queen.
Is he your little brother?
he is chronologically or not, the answer is yes.
What bothers me about this is that the tear was found by a doctor while home on Christmas break. Why didn't the Michigan Training Staff find this? And did them not finding it set him back? Good that he is already back, but that's not something I like to hear.
No one is perfect I guess.
Maybe, but unlikely, they didn't get an MRI on it until he went home for Christmas. Or he just had microtear(s) that weren't apparent on the MRI until after he played more (and therefore they enlarged). Just some possibilities.
forcier family christmas eve arm wrestling tournament
Here's how the tradition started:
Mr. Forcier battling the fat, bald OSU arm wrestler in front of his young son Tate watching from the stands.
It's nice to see a good, considerate title. If Tate can stay healthy next year we will be on our way back up, defense or no defense.
Quick, make some sort of sacrifice to Angry Michigan Quarterback Limb Hating God... A Spartan will suffice, but a Buckeye would be better.
I didn't want to be the guy who started the first mgomeltdown of 2010 by insinuating a new Tate injury.
Tough little son of a gun. May he play 13 games next year like he did against ND!
I thought it was originally diagnosed as an AC joint
separation. He must have had an MRI to find out what
was going on. It's good they made the right diagnosis
now so he can have it repaired. That must have been
painful to play through that kind of injury,
I had the exact same injury. Initially diagnosed as a AC separation, then maybe 6 months later, after it didn't heal right and the pain continued, I got an MRI and they found a tear in my rotator cuff (labrum). AC separations can be diagnosed with an x-ray, but the tear, especially if it is small, requires an MRI. I avoided surgery and just rehabbed my shoulder, but it is very painful to use your arm and has a constant ache all day, every day. Twisting it just a little wrong can shoot pain all through your shoulder.
I am very impressed with Tate, and I know what it feels like to play through that injury because mine happened just before lacrosse season. I had about 6 weeks to heal first though. He played through some serious pain and I couldn't be more impressed with him.
a very nasty thing. I'm glad his is ok and recovering.
What i've been telling everyone who thinks tate isn't good. First 4 games he could of been like that all year. Looks like Bradford will get negative points in his book for sitting out the season when a FRESHMEN plays through it.
Forcier's and Bradford's injuries are not close to being equal
is a bitch. A month and a half of antibiotics...sometimes all IV. People can die from that stuff. Glad Tate is doing better.
I'm not trying to be a smart aleck; I had understood all along, including from statements attributed to Jason F., that Tate had some kind of tear that was much, much more serious than a sprain. I think Tate knew it, I thnk RR knew it, and maybe everybody else in the league knew it too.
I like Dave Birkett, and he's a good, trustworthy reporter. I don't think this article was intended to show that the Michigan medical staff missed something. A slight tear of the labrum is not likely to prompt a surgery, not even arthroscopy. There's not much, if anythinng, to do differently. I don't efven thnk that immobilization would be routine, even for non-QB civilians. It is a virtual guarantee that there was nothing that "set back" any recovery for Tate; the desired treatment would likely be rest, rehabilitation and no more getting pounded by linebackers from Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State, and Tate didn't have that luxury. Just as with Chad Henne in his senior year.
Anyway, I am glad things are looking up for Tate, and thanks to the OP and Dave Birkett.
We saw it against Notre Dame.
Was he rehabbing with the Cleveland Browns?
If any of us who don't play NCAA or professional sports had this injury, we could be prescribed steroids to help the tear heal faster. Since Tate is an athlete, though, he can't have what those of us who probably need them less could have in his situation.
You can't be prescribed steroids with an infection.
Since Tate is an athlete, though, he can't have what those of us who probably need them less could have in his situation.
Not that the NCAA has anything remotely resembling tough steroid testing policies. The dirty secret is that steroid use is most likely rampant at this level. (Given our massive injury toll lately, I'm willing to believe we're pretty clean, though.)
but I think the shoulder injury might be something that Tate has to live with, maybe forever. I would like to hear what a sports MD has to say about that.
I feel for him re: the staph infection. Unfortunately, staph infections are common today.
I hope Devin redshirts, even though he is enrolling early. I think if RR has to play another freshman QB, we are in for another rough year, no matter how talented he is.
I had (have?) a partial rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder. I was never offered steroids, by my orthopedist, as an option to help it heal. I simply went thru rehab. I was offered surgery but my doctor could not guarantee that it would resolve the issue. If rehab hadn't worked, then we would have tried surgery (I'm glad we didn't, the recovery time frame is at least 6 months).
And, yes, a MRSA/Staph infection is serious business. Glad Tate's OK.
All those questions about his toughness against B10 defenses have now been answered.
Hopefully Tate will be able to stay healthy next year with another year of weight training. He is our best chance of winning next season.