Saturday afternoon as the Michigan Wolverines took on the Penn State Nitty Lions in Happy Valley, the Wolverines got some unhappy news regarding one of their top offensive stars: Blake Corum. Last week in the game against Indiana, Corum left after one carry. Hassan Haskins stepped up and carried the load for the offense on Corum’s departure, and may have to do so the rest of the season. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Corum will miss the remainder of the regular season with a high ankle sprain.
According to the Free Press:
ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath reported Corum “will miss at least the next two games,” meaning he will be out for the final two regular season games at Maryland and vs. Ohio State.
This is a blow to the Wolverine offense since Corum was the other half of their “Thunder and Lightning” backfield of Haskins and Corum. On the season, Corum has carried the ball 130 times for 778 and 10 touchdowns. Donovan Edwards, the freshman, will have the opportunity to carry some more of the load in Corum’s absence.