I thought Wormley was playing DE at Michigan, not RB at Iowa, what gives?
Wormley tears ACL via Sam Webb
I too thought he was a DE at Michigan, not a Purdue QB :(
Sucks. Speedy recovery, #43
If Batman can heal his broken back in 3 months, I'm sure Chris can heal his knee in a couple weeks, right?
But in all seriousness, I am sorry to hear about this and wish Chris a speedy, successful recovery.
We just gotta find a giant hole in the ground for him to climb out of, or something else that's metaphorical
Well that sucks.
Hopefully he makes a full recovery. One of him or Strobel was most likely going to redshirt, so now that decision has been made, although Wormley seemed to be more college ready.
More importantly than this year, hopefully he makes a full recovery. He has incredible potential, and hopefully an injury like this doesn't de-rail it.
Well that just about sucks. He was one of the freshman I was looking to forward to seeing on the field this year.
As an incoming college freshmen myself, I just can't imagine. What a bummer. Prayers for a quick recovery.
Get well soon Chris. You're a young guy and you'll bounce back. Take care of yourself.
Agreed.. A year of studying the D isn't a terrible thing. The ACL sucks but he'll get plenty of book time
Hope he keeps his head up and comes back at 100% next year
What a tough break...Hope his recovery goes smooth.. Really hate to see guys get hurt, especially before the season.. Damn..
This sucks, he was probably going to get the 2nd most playing time among defensive freshman (Bolden #1)...
With that said, I have a "sleeper" for all of you to remember. Keith Heitzman. Look for KH to battle Nathan Brink for the #2 spot at strongside DE behind Roh.
Why u no like Pipkins?
lolwut Mr rager
Third for Womley.
Nontheless, my post was overrated or offtopic, not flaming. I demand a redo.
I really wish there was a "Disagree" moderation option.
Either way, I don't think we would have seen THAT much of Wormley this year.
If you all didn't have me around, this would be a huge problem. I have a bottle of skele-gro in my pocket.
The ACL is a ligament.
Come back stronger and better. we all look forward to seeing you on the field in 2013 Worms.
balls, this is a good time for it to happen, but really unfortunate all the same.
Well damn that sucks. Silver lining is that it was his frosh year.
Would have helped him anyway. An ACL injury is nowhere near as devastating as it once was. He will be fine and come back next year in complete beast mode. Get well soon Big Worm.
Oh man, I never thought to apply that Friday reference to Wormley. I'm not sure how I'd feel about him getting a perm, but I think I'd probably be alright with it.
On the bright side... well... uh... shitballs. There is no bright side.
Get healthy, kid. And watch out for Heitzman. Apparently he's been eating people.
Heitzman has always stumped me. He was 1st Team All-State DE in the largest division in Ohio, over a ton of great DEs. He had crazy production playing in said largest division, earned a trip to the Big 33 game, where he owned fools. Hoke and Mattison took one look at him and said "DO WANT" as soon as they got here.
He seems like an Ojemudia type where his only real gripe is size. Well, he's big now. I'm surprised he hasn't been talked about more, probably due to his meh recruiting rankings. I think he ends up with a great career here though, and he'll be the Jake Ryan of 2012.
He's still young. His time will come.
I've come around on Heitzman. I wasn't too impressed with what I saw in high school, but he's put on a good chunk of weight/muscle since he arrived. I didn't think he was athletic enough to be a small-ish defensive end, but if he can maintain some of his athleticism at his current weight, then he's got a chance to be good.
The ONLY silver lining here is that a. He's a freshman and b. he's a lineman. So a redshirt year if it has to happen will help him in the long run ( we hope)
He's going to be an awesome RS Frashman for us next year. Get well Chris!
All the same though this is an unfortunate way to go about it. I hope he is not in too much pain and rehabs well. All the best Mr. Wormley!
Can he take a medical grayshirt ... then a redshirt next year and then have 4 more years left after that?
I don't think there's such thing as a medical grayshirt, but a kid who grayshirts pays his own way and isn't a part of the team. I'm sure that won't happen. And you can only medical redshirt if you've already had a regular redshirt, or have played in the first couple games to where you can't use a regular redshirt.
Wormley will just take a regular redshirt. He can apply for a medical redshirt if he misses a second season due to injury.
Long Answer: Nope.
Ugh, never like to hear about this, but he likely wasn't going to play this year anyway.
Get better soon, Wormley. We'll need you soon enough.
This sucks! I thought he had a good shot at making the 2 deep this year.
Take your redshirt and heal up. Come back stronger than ever.
A set back is just a set up for a comeback.
The maize and blue family isn't going anywhere. We'll be waiting for your return!
Why are so many people acting like this will have a big impact on our season? If he was going to play it would have only been in the case of token time. Obviously it's never a good time for a serious knee injury, but it is better for the future of his football career that this happen now instead of say in the middle of his junior year or whatever. For all we knew he may have had some lingering stability issues in his knee from high school and this was only a matter of time. Now that it has happened he can spend the season working on his rehab and studying the defense.
Well, our starting SDE will be graduating after this fall, and Wormley was one of the likely candidates to take his spot in 2013 so it would have been nice for him to get some PT this year to prepare for that. At the very least, he'll be a depth guy next fall and even garbage time experience helps that.
It might not be a terrible blow to this season, and it could be worse both for the team and for Wormley. HOWEVA, it sucks for Wormley to have to rehab. It sucks that he misses an entire year worth of practice reps. It sucks that he'll be limited in his physical development. And it sucks that odds are he won't be 100% for next season.
It's not OMG PANIC. But it still sucks for all involved.
Son of bitch. Shit.
I can't believe I'm the only one to moderate this post as "insightful".
How much playing time was this kid supposed to get this year?
If Heitzman lives up to what the coaches think of him, minimal.
I was looking forward to him contributing this year. Wish him a very speedy recovery.