August 28th, 2009 at 9:48 AM ^

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.


August 28th, 2009 at 9:58 AM ^

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.


August 28th, 2009 at 10:04 AM ^

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).


August 28th, 2009 at 12:11 PM ^

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.


August 28th, 2009 at 10:43 AM ^

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 King of Belch

August 28th, 2009 at 11:50 AM ^

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.