Michigan’s Edwards says he played hurt in ’22
Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Personnel WriterJun 10, 2023, 06:29 PM ET
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Michigan running back Donovan Edwards revealed Saturday that he played the majority of last season with a partially torn patellar tendon.Edwards injured
his right hand in a 34-3 win over Nebraska on Nov. 12 and needed to use a cast, which showed up and necessary two screws in the hand. But he likewise stated he injured a patellar tendon in the second game of the season against Hawai’i, a 56-10 win on Sept. 10.
“I got that spruced up, had surgical treatment in February and simply been rehabbing now,” Edwards said. “I depend on par now, running, cutting, doing all that great stuff. So, like that healing wasn’t going to take long, about 4 months to get full speed, 3 months for me to feel excellent.”
Edwards shared carries with Blake Corum last season and ran for 991 backyards and seven touchdowns. Edwards noted that his rehabilitation has actually gone as planned and he is prepared for the season to start.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated He is now
trusting himself to run and cut, reaching top speed and getting into playing shape. Edwards said he does not think that will be challenging to achieve which he’s currently past the difficult part.”I constantly believed it’s okay, tendinitis, it’s
a little throbbing, “Edwards said.”I found out against Hawai’i, I made that capture ideal at the goal line, put my knee back and it simply didn’t feel right. I discovered it was partially torn and after that simply continue to work around it.”Edwards had the ability to get relief by sharing carries with Corum, however he carried the majority of the load versus Ohio State when Corum was hurt and could not play. Because game, despite the patella injury, Edwards ran for 216 yards and two goals in Michigan’s 45-23 win.”My leg would’ve had to been cut off to not play, “Edwards said.
“Same thing with the damaged hand, put a cast on it and I’ll bring [the ball] in my dominant hand. Simply got to do what you got to do to come up successful and win a game. “