No. 3 Michigan survived a scare against Illinois on Saturday, overcoming an injury to running back Blake Corum. Check out his injury update.
Blake Corum : Injury Update | What happened to
Blake Nolan Corum is an American football running back for the Michigan Wolverines.
|Born:||November 25, 2000
|Height :||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight :||210 lb (95 kg)|
Corum enrolled at the University of Michigan in January 2020. In his first semester at Michigan, Corum drew praise for both running a 4.4 40-yard dash and earning a 4.0 grade point average.
As a true freshman, Corum appeared in five games, rushing for 50 net yards and an average of 2.2 yards per carry.
Blake Corum injury update
Michigan running back Blake Corum left the No. 3 Wolverines’ 19-17 win against Illinois after suffering an apparent left knee injury near the end of the first half.
Corum returned to the field for one carry at the start of the second half but was on the sidelines without his helmet for the rest of the game.
Corum took a snap facing second-and-10 in the Illinois red zone. He ran a typical stretch play but grabbed his knee after getting tackled awkwardly by Illinois defensive back Xavier Scott.
Corum fumbled the ball as he grabbed his knee following the tackle, allowing Illinois to stop the drive short of the end zone.
Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters after the game that Corum’s knee was “structurally sound” after being evaluated; however, it was still too early to tell whether Corum would be able to recover in time for the Wolverines’ game against No. 2 Ohio State on Nov. 26.
“They have to go back in and we’ll see where it is tomorrow, how it feels tomorrow,” Harbaugh said.
The junior was unstoppable for Michigan in the first half with 103 yards and the lone touchdown for the Wolverines.
He ranked fourth nationally with 1,349 yards rushing entering Week 12 and is a serious Heisman Trophy contender. Backup running back Donovan Edwards was also out against the Illini, which left freshman C.J. Stokes as the primary rusher.
What happened to
Michigan running back Blake Corum left Saturday’s game against Illinois with an apparent lower body injury after going down in pain.
With under two minutes left in the second quarter, Corum ran right on a carry and went down after sustaining apparent contact to his left knee.
Moments after falling to the turf, Corum grabbed his left knee and appeared to be in considerable pain as Michigan trainers assessed his injury.
ESPN reported that Corum had tears in his eyes as he laid on the sideline being looked over by trainers.
Corum was able to get up off the turf under his own power and walk by himself towards the sideline, but he walked with a noticeable limp and was directed straight to Michigan’s locker room with trainers walking alongside him.
Corum returned to the field at the end of the halftime period, running out of the locker room and taking part in team warm-ups, running through drills with the other running backs, and had a minor limp while walking around.
ESPN reporter Molly McGrath said that the initial X-rays on Corum’s knee didn’t show any serious damage and that he was available to play in the second half.
As he was two plays into the third quarter, when Corum took a handoff for a five yard carry.
Corum is considered the premier running back in college football this season and a contender for the Heisman Trophy.