Blake Corum Nov 19, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) is tackled by Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker Calvin Hart Jr. (5) in the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

When the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines take on the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, they will have running back Black Corum in the lineup, a huge boost to their chances of winning this Big Ten showdown.

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.

An official decision on Corum’s status didn’t come before Saturday’s game, but one Michigan player seemed to imply that he would be unavailable for the game.

“We’ve planned for this,” Michigan offensive tackle Ryan Hayes said Monday, according to Griffin Strom of Eleven Warriors. “He’s a great player, but I think everybody else is just gonna step up with him out, and I think we’re up to the challenge.”

However, it appears that was simply a slip of the tongue and Corum will be available. That’s great news for Michigan, though it remains to be seen just how much he plays.

[Jacob Benge]

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