WTKA CALLER says Tate's arm is in a sling. - Coach Rod "Not Concerned"

Submitted by Brother Mouzone on September 26th, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Take it for what it's worth. A kid says he waited for autographs and Tate came out with Minor. Tate had is arm in a sling.

Time will tell if this is true, or the severity if it's true.

UPDATE: Coach Rod said "he's not concerned" about Tate's shoulder.



September 26th, 2009 at 5:33 PM ^

If his arm is that bad and he can still throw TD passes like he did, it might be time start thinking about him being the new robot QB in a year or two.


September 26th, 2009 at 5:34 PM ^

Welp, time to see how Denard can play as a true QB, rather than a run only QB. This would worry me a lot more if this was the first game of the season. I think Denard is ready to show that he can pass and run the ball.

OSUMC Wolverine

September 26th, 2009 at 5:35 PM ^

He will be fine, it just is to make sure he takes it easy tonight and doesn't use that arm while scoring touchdown after touchdown in the dorms.

Just to stir things up a bit I think we should start Robinson anyway. Then have him run to the numbers on the wide side toward our bench when Tate comes in to replace, stop short of the numbers, take off, and take in that long pass from Tate for a TD. Its a legal substitution :)

Tate won the game with that arm, cant be hurt too bad...


September 26th, 2009 at 6:05 PM ^

Whether he's in a sling or not, and whether he's 100% next week or not, Michigan clearly needs to be worried about whether he can endure 8 more weeks of this.

I don't think Robinson has shown yet that he can QB an entire game. If Forcier is out, I think we see some of Sheridan.


September 26th, 2009 at 6:13 PM ^

Agreed. And I don't necessarily think that means DEATH. DRob is a great runner, but he's not anywhere near Tate when it comes to throwing. Yeah he completed that longish pass today, but it wasn't a perfect throw. He's a very average thrower right now. IMHE, if Tate doesn't play, I don't think we have a good chance of winning.

PSALM 23 Rod N…

September 26th, 2009 at 6:31 PM ^

Tate needs a BACK BRACE for carrying UM on his back for TWO come from behind victories in his four college starts.

Space Emperor improved his punting average.....
Stonum got a lot of reps in Kick Off Return...He did well too.


September 26th, 2009 at 7:15 PM ^

your muscles tightening up so tight around your neck and shoulder that your nerve going down your arm feels like its on fire.

You don't feel like moving your arm, infact can't without severe pain. The pain usually subsides but it hurts like hell when it happens.

Its one big giant pinching sensation.


September 26th, 2009 at 9:37 PM ^

he came out of the building initially with a sling on his right arm. He was asked if he would sign autographs and said he could not pointing to his arm ... then he was asked again and again, and he went back into the building and was behind the door ... he did not look happy. After about 5 mins he did come back outside and his arm was no longer in a sling, and he and a few others got into a van and they drove off.