Michigan Star Running Back Blake Corum Expected to Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery

By Garrick Hodge on December 1, 2022 at 2:55 pm
Blake Corum
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Two days before its upcoming matchup against Purdue in the Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan received some unfortunate news regarding its best offensive player. 

Wolverines star running back Blake Corum is expected to have season-ending knee surgery per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, ruling him out for the Wolverines’ postseason run that will likely include a trip to the College Football Playoff.

Michigan didn't need Corum to beat Ohio State last week, as Corum only had two carries for six yards in the 45-23 victory after suffering his knee injury the week prior against Illinois. Before then, however, Corum was a Heisman Trophy candidate who had run for 1,463 yards on 247 carries with 18 touchdowns this season, which earned him Big Ten Running Back of the Year honors this week.

Corum’s season-ending knee surgery could also mean he has played his final game as a Wolverine, as Corum is eligible to enter the 2023 NFL draft.

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