Grant Newsome, From 2 Weeks Ago, Update On Status

Submitted by SkyPanther on May 14th, 2018 at 9:50 PM

I saw this video 2 weeks ago, a presser when the team was in Paris. I thought some regular poster would have posted it by now. At least I haven't seen it posted yet.

 

In it, he takes some questions about his possible return.

 

"What have the doctors told you...?" "Just waiting for one kind of nagging thing to come along."

"...you could think about maybe sitting out another year?" "...it would be an option that's on the table."

 

6:29 video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6weZZmSsOc

 

 

Comments

umichjenks

May 14th, 2018 at 9:57 PM ^

The comment we can’t rush things and we are waiting on one little thing hints at nerve healing. These things can take years to heal. No way Michigan doctors risk his leg by clearing him. All it takes is one hit and his leg could be in danger. Wish him the best but, to my knowledge no athlete has come back from this type of injury with vascular and nerve damage.

bluesalt

May 14th, 2018 at 11:55 PM ^

If he sits out this year, he should absolutely qualify for a medical 6th year, as he would have missed two full seasons with an injury. That’s about the best I think we can hope for with him — as long as he’s been out, I think it would be very tough for him to get ready for this season with just summer’s training camp, especially as he still hasn’t been cleared.

Keep healing, and get all the degrees!

Slamdo

May 14th, 2018 at 10:18 PM ^

Return or not his recovery has been remarkable. He is too young to fully understand the long term implications of his injury, but his Michigan degree and his fortitude will lead him to great things in his future endeavors, regardless of future playing time. Best of luck in all things young man!

Blue in Paradise

May 14th, 2018 at 9:59 PM ^

He deserves it after all he has been through and how hard he has worked. A healthy Grant Newsome playing at his 2016 level could be the difference between a contending and an actual playoff team.

Go Blue Eyes

May 14th, 2018 at 11:15 PM ^

Based on your background I read that as a bad sign he will come back.

It does prove that choice of college goes beyond the slim possiblity of an NFL career and having a good degree as a "fall back" option.  I tend to think Grant Newsome is going to do quite well even if never plays a down of football again though.

jdon

May 15th, 2018 at 1:31 PM ^

I get it, but you do realize football and CTE go hand in hand so if you support michigan football you basically are watching people slowly kill them selves for your entertainment...

not to mention the role SES plays in all of this...

jdon

 

TheFranchOfDressing

May 14th, 2018 at 10:07 PM ^

do you really think he will be able to beat out the current tackles? They have been practicing for 1-2 years while he has been out, not being able to practice, at all. Love his fight and drive, but to think we will beat out an everyday/everyplay tackle, is nonsense.

DeepBlueC

May 14th, 2018 at 10:25 PM ^

Yeah, I know we need a left tackle.  But people need to stop putting their hopes for a good Oline on him.  Really.  Just leave him out of it, and be glad that he has two legs.  

SMart WolveFan

May 14th, 2018 at 10:35 PM ^

Funny how this seemingly small cut block ended up to be the Achilles heal for this program the last year and a half.

 

And when he walks under that banner in a winged helmet again, I'll be cheering like a madman. (Even if he'll never play another down for the team ):

ak47

May 14th, 2018 at 11:18 PM ^

Of course people want that but we shouldn’t even be discussing it as a realistic possibility. Any discussion of this years offensive line should be about the players currently cleared to play football. I hope newsome does amazing things but his name shouldn’t be mentioned when discussing playing time this year or a persons hopes for an oline turnaround.

kehnonymous

May 14th, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

Whether or not he ever plays again, he did play in 2015/16 so he's still good to join Gerald Ford on the short list of guys who both wore the winged helmet and were POTUS

Don

May 14th, 2018 at 11:53 PM ^

He’s healed enough to be able to walk and run and be mobile, which is fantastic given that he was close to losing his leg.

There’s a gigantic difference between that and being healed enough to withstand the tremendous physical stresses that playing tackle football at this level puts on a knee.

I understand and sympathize with his desire to return, but I think he’s nuts to jeopardize the incredible progress he and his medical/PT team have made.

JFW

May 15th, 2018 at 11:55 AM ^

he returns, as that is clearly what he wants to do.

But I'm happy in the fact that in everything I've read about him, or heard from him directly in interviews, he seems to be a super smart, amazing kid. Whether he plays another down of football he's a huge asset to our program, IMHO, and I bet he goes on to do great things. 

Gucci Mane

May 15th, 2018 at 2:24 AM ^

Grant is a good guy. Sat by him in a recent class everyday. Same class that I sat by a member of the defensive backs I will not name......but we would help each other on every test and final in that class. Grant never participated, I think he frowned on our actions. 

JonnyHintz

May 15th, 2018 at 11:30 AM ^

I have a hard time thinking he will come back at his previous level. In all honesty, it may be best for him to just hang em up and focus on just healing and being healthy.

uncleFred

May 15th, 2018 at 9:37 PM ^

I find it amazing that he is so committed to getting back on the field. I wish him the very best and hope he achieves all of his goals.