Jim Harbaugh shares positive injury update on Michigan RB Blake Corum
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh expects the wolverines to run back Choir of Blake be about 100% later this summer after the star player underwent December knee surgery. Harbaugh said the All-American performer and Heisman’s 2023 nominee is progressing well and working with the team, but is currently off the field during the rehab process.
“(It) will probably be up and running sometime in early June for a full summer cycle,” Harbaugh said. “He’s there every day. He doesn’t go through training. He had an operation. Give him the time he needs to recover and recuperate and make sure he’s in a great place.”
“Every guy who does not participate in the spring ball actively continues strength and physical training. They actively follow the protocols that doctors have for their rehabilitation. I don’t see anyone messing around or relaxing. the whole shirt. So that’s good. Guys are doing what the experts tell them right now.”
Last fall, Corum rushed for 1,463 yards, threw for 18 touchdowns, and averaged 5.92 yards per carry, becoming the only runner in the Big Ten with over 1,000 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 5.5 yards per carry. He is also second in the nation with 100 first downs and fifth in the nation in rushes of at least 20 yards, according to The Michigan Insider.
Corum rejected or opportunity to apply for the 2023 NFL Draft after his junior season, another year with the Wolverines, a decision that comes with major NIL honors. corum going to make over $1 million in Michigan as a senior, according to The Athletic.
“It was a business decision,” Corum recently said in The Rich Eisen show about his decision to come back. “Money, NIL, that’s cool. Gonna get the NFL money, that’s cool But money isn’t everything. I really just got back to Michigan. “Team, Team, Team” I am ready to leave this legacy. I’m trying to tell you: it’s going to be fun.”
Corum is one of the leading players in the Michigan One more year campaignlaunched this month by Valiant Management, which is “a special NIL fund for key players who will return for the 2023 season and play in the national championship.”
Money given away to the One More Year campaign goes directly to returning players, who may be leaning towards the NFL or transfer portal. According to Valiant Management, “The goal is to raise as much money as possible, no donation can be too big or too small. Help Valiant show players how dedicated Corn and Blue appreciate them and want them back in a winged helmet next year. .”
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Corum was The first All-American running back from Michigan since 1947 to be named “Big Ten Runners of the Year”, although a knee injury caused him to miss the final two games of the season.