August 26th, 2014 at 9:31 AM ^

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?

Avon Barksdale

August 26th, 2014 at 9:32 AM ^

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.


August 26th, 2014 at 10:25 AM ^

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."

Ali G Bomaye

August 26th, 2014 at 9:33 AM ^

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.


August 26th, 2014 at 11:49 AM ^

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.


August 26th, 2014 at 9:57 AM ^

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.