Torrian suffered a knee injury in the opener, but it looks like he'll be okay. X-rays this weekend:
Torrian Wilson Injured in Opener
Is it bad that my first thought was that I hope this makes other schools "cool" on recruiting him but we don't and he appreciates that enough to commit to us?
Either way, I hope the kid is okay.
Not at all, I had the same thoughts, 1st and most importantly I hope the x-rays are negative and this doesn’t hinder his senior season, but 2nd I hope other suitors show their true colors and we show ours as we did with Emilien’s recruitment last year.
The Beaver didn't think much of this recruiting tactic.
I don't care if the x-rays are positive or negative, as long as the MRI he may get is negative. I'll take a broken bone over a torn ACL/PCL/MLL/etc.
If you ever notice in football games, the "x-rays" are negative nearly 99% of the time, but that's hardly the end of the story (I'm a radiologist so I pay attention to these things more than most, I assume).
injuries and not that prominent on x-rays anyway. I think they only would do an MRI if he had too much wiggle in the joint or if he had continuing pain in the joint. Obviously, I'm not a radiologist, but I did work in a hospital x-ray department while in college and I have recently stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
Hopefully it is nothing serious. Good luck to you young man, wishing you a speedy recovery.
I'm not too concerned. ACL/MCL injuries these days aren't nearly as disastrous as they were even 20 years ago. Even if a high school senior does tear one of those ligaments, he's usually good to go for college (see: Vlad Emilien, who's challenging for a starting job as a freshman).
The thoughts of "cool, now we might get him"--bad juju. Don't go there.
There's being a fan, and then there's overdoing it and losing grips on reality and sanity. For fuck's sake, I'm a little leary of all the so-called "Michigan Class" bullshit--but that is definitely NO CLASS.
Hopefully he's okay and can play again this year. Best of luck to him regardless of whether he chooses the right school (M) or not.