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.
Sources: #Michigan star RB Blake Corum is expected to have knee surgery and is out for the season. The Heisman candidate should make a full recovery. He tried to play last week vs. Ohio State but his knee made it impossible.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2022
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.