Michigan’s Corum to try to play, sources state
8:30 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Michigan star tailback Blake Corum is expected to try to bet Ohio State
on Saturday, sources informed ESPN, as an air of obscurity hangs over his possible effectiveness due to the fact that of a knee injury.Corum, one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, hurt his knee late in the very first half versus Illinois recently.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh called Corum’s left knee”structurally excellent”following the Wolverines ’19-17 win, but Corum returned for just 2 plays in the 2nd half before being pulled for the rest of the game. He carried the ball simply one time after the injury and did not play throughout the Wolverines’ fourth-quarter comeback.Sources said Corum isn’t expected to be 100%in the wake of the injury, and the number of brings he will receive and his general efficiency when he does get
the ball are concerns remaining over his return. While Corum has taken a trip and will dress, it’s not anticipated that he will have the ability to flash the leading type that has him connected for No. 1 nationally in goals scored (19)and No. 4 in hurrying backyards(1,457 ).2 Related The Michigan personnel is anticipated to keep an eye on Corum closely in warm-ups, but the anticipation is that he will play and see how he can deal with the pain. Corum told regional media in Michigan today that he’s”great” while giving out turkeys to regional households in need.Last year, Michigan dominated the line of scrimmage against Ohio State in a 42-27 mashing. That consisted of the Wolverines hurrying for 297 backyards and 7.2 yards per carry. Corum carried on six times for 87 yards because game.This year, Michigan boasts the country’s No. 4 hurrying offense, running for 243.8 yards per game.Michigan’s backup tailback, the vibrant sophomore Donovan Edwards, is also expected to try a return after suffering a hand injury.
Edwards missed the Illinois game recently and a bulk of the Nebraska game the weekend before, when he was limited to two carries due to the fact that of the injury.Edwards’effectiveness since of the hand problem will be monitored closely, as he is a dynamic part of Michigan’s passing offense. Edwards is averaging 12.8 lawns per catch on 14 receptions this year. Two of his 6 goals this season have come through the air.