During Week 12 of the 2022 season, Michigan football star running back Blake Corum went down with a season-ending knee injury just before halftime against Illinois. Since then, Corum has been working hard to get back to 100% for the 2023 season. Earlier today, the Wolverine star gave an incredible injury update that has the nation abuzz about what the coming year could bring for the program in year nine of Jim Harbaugh’s tenure.
Michigan football star gives injury update
There have been a few positive injury update reports regarding Michigan football star Blake Corum, who is heading into his senior year in Ann Arbor right now. However, no previous report has been as extensive or positive for the Wolverines as what Blake Corum said today at Schembechler Hall when asked for an injury update on his knee injury from last November.
“Perseverance, adversity, the grit that it took to have a great year that I had but be okay with it,” Michigan football star Blake Corum said. “It took me a while to realize that it’s something small. This is just something small. There’s a lot of people out there doing way worse than I was. A lot of people are quick to get down when something small happens when there’s people out there that are really struggling. This is something that I can come back from. I got it repaired. Some people can’t repair a lot of things. Some people aren’t blessed enough to be able to play sports, born with disabilities — all I had was a meniscus tear, something minor.
“So just my output on life, the way I attack each and every day, really just taking everything in. Sometimes it’s easy to get too ahead of yourself. From time to time, maybe I did last year. But I told the guys, just being where your feet are, really taking it in because time flies. I’m really just taking everything in this year. I’m excited to be back, I’m glad I came back. It’s gonna be a great year.”
Blake Corum goes further in-depth on his recovery and practices thus far
With Blake Corum on a great trajectory to recovery, how has his return to practice been going so far?
“It’s been what I expected — great,” Blake Corum said of his return to practice ahead of the 2023 season. “It felt great being back on the field with the guys. Camp has been going very well, I’m just excited to get back out there next Saturday and face someone else. I haven’t hit too much during camp but I’m excited to hit and just be out there with the guys, with the fans back in the big house — it’s everything I expected. Everything has gone as planned. That’s the amazing thing. When I first got injured, I’m like ‘damn.’ But I’m happy I got injured. A lot of people won’t say that but it taught me things and gave me a new perspective. Everything is going as planned. I’m back and I’m ready.”
Is Blake Corum ready for the 2023 Michigan football season opener against East Carolina? The answer is a resounding yes; in fact, he doesn’t like when people ask him about his bad knee. Why? Because it isn’t a bad knee — it’s a good knee.
“Just because I haven’t been hitting much doesn’t mean I haven’t been cutting,” Michigan football star Blake Corum said. “I’ve been cutting. My cutting ability is looking real sharp, right where it should be. And I know that the objective is not to get hit. Hopefully, we can carry that into ECU. Maybe I won’t get hit next Saturday, maybe I can make them miss or something. I’ve hit a little bit, but like I said, I’m back. I’ve been cutting, I can plant, I don’t even think about it. Someone asked me, ‘Hey, how’s your bad knee?’ It’s not a bad knee, this thing is good. This is a good knee.”
Throughout the upcoming 2023 season, Blake Corum has a lot of unfinished business. With an elite Michigan football roster around him and a chip on his shoulder, watch for Corum to once again establish himself among the nation’s elite. This time, he’s gunning for the Heisman Trophy, Big Ten Championship, and National Championship during his final year at the University of Michigan.
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