Warner Sep 30, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Footballs with the college football playoff logo sit on the field during warmups prior to the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

During the Michigan Wolverines‘ win over Illinois last month, Heisman-contending running back Blake Corum suffered a brutal knee injury. While it initially appeared that he could play through the injury when he returned to the game for a play against Illinois and tried to play a week later against Ohio State, it looks like his season is over.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Blake Corum is expected to have knee surgery and will miss the remainder of his season.

“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,” Rapoport said on Twitter.

Corum tried to play on Saturday against Ohio State but looked very limited on the Wolverines’ first drive. As a result, he was sidelined for the rest of the game.

It’s massive news, and the college football world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

Even though Corum will miss the rest of the season, it’s likely that he will still be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy after a dominant season. However, he will be unavailable for Michigan’s College Football Playoff run.

[Ian Rapoport]