Blake Corum Cleared from Injury

August 02, 2023

Athlete Studio

Michigan running back Blake Corum has received the green light from his doctor to rejoin the Wolverines on the field. In an interview at the Big Ten media days, Corum confidently stated, "I believe he cleared me. I might have to double-check, but I'm cleared."

Corum suffered a left knee injury on November 19th during a game against Illinois. Despite attempting to play against Ohio State, he was forced to exit after just two plays. Consequently, he missed the Big Ten championship game and Michigan's College Football Playoff appearance.

However, even with his limited playing time and sharing carries with Donovan Edwards, Corum showcased his immense talent by rushing for an impressive 1,463 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns last season. His outstanding performance earned him a seventh-place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Instead of declaring for the NFL draft, Corum decided to return to Michigan for his final season. Now, his commitment to rehabilitating his knee is paying off as he regains his speed and burst.

"A couple of weeks ago, that's when I realized that most of my speed was coming back," Corum revealed. "And then I started feeling the burst. There was definitely a point in time where I was like, 'OK, I like where this is heading.'"

Corum acknowledges the guidance and expertise of running backs coach Mike Hart, who brings invaluable experience from his playing career to the coaching staff. He trusts Hart's ability to manage his workload and ensure a smooth transition back onto the field.

Looking ahead to the 2023 season, both Corum and Edwards will form one of college football's most formidable running back duos. Corum expresses unwavering confidence in his ability to reach the same level of performance he achieved in 2022.

"I'm me now. It's no longer 'Blake has a bad knee,'" Corum declared. "My knee is fine, my knee is perfect, and I'm just ready for some ball now."

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