While the Michigan Wolverines were pretty happy to have running back Blake Corum in the lineup on Saturday against the hated Ohio State Buckeyes, his early appearance didn’t inspire a lot of confidence that he’ll be effective.
The running back suffered a scary knee injury during the team’s win over Illinois last weekend. Late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game, Corum took a carry to the right side of the field. As he neared the sideline and was about to be tackled by a number of Illinois, he jumped into the air and grabbed his left knee in obvious pain as he went down to the ground.
Michigan running back Blake Corum is good to go and taking part in pregame warmups ahead of kickoff at No. 2 Ohio State.
The Wolverines ball-carrier dealt with a banged up knee last week. Corum is warming up in the ‘Shoe.@LanternSports pic.twitter.com/kcwmiSL2Pj
— Jacob Benge (@JacobBenge) November 26, 2022
While it was unclear if he would play on Saturday, he was in uniform and ready to go before the game, albeit wearing a brace on his knee.
However, when he took the field at the start of Michigan’s first drive, it was clear that something wasn’t quite right. The junior played on three downs, carrying the ball twice for six yards, but clearly did not appear to be 100%.
In fact, Corum’s body language and running was so evidently off that many around the college football world took notice.
Blake Corum ran the ball on two of Michigan's first three plays. Hasn't been on the field since.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) November 26, 2022
Blake Corum came into the game nursing a knee injury. After a couple carries on the 1st drive he’s on the sideline for the 2nd drive and his day might be done.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 26, 2022
Blake Corum played the first three plays and hasn't been in since.
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 26, 2022
Feels like we’ve seen Blake Corum’s last snap already.
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) November 26, 2022
Corum doesn’t look right. Take him out. It’s a big game but they gotta protect his long term future.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 26, 2022
I love Michigan, don’t get me wrong… but Corum is hurt and over the course of the game that’s a problem
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) November 26, 2022
I am not a doctor and don't even pretend to play one on the internet, but that might be the end of the day for Corum. He asked out and didn't look good heading to the sideline.
— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) November 26, 2022
My guess is Blake Corum will be a decoy the rest of the afternoon based on the way he warmed up/jogged off after his first carry.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 26, 2022
We’ll see if Corum gets back in the game and does anything or, if as many are predicting, he’s seen his last action on the day.