A big injury year With Hoke saying that, he already has seen a lot more injuries -- especially to knees -- than he has throughout his career.
“It’s one of those years," Hoke said. "Last year we were looked upon pretty well because we didn’t have any injuries until late in the year.
“... I think it’s a freak thing. It’s just, from a medical standpoint and development and all that stuff, Aaron [Wellman], as much as you can do preventative, and I shouldn’t be speaking because I’m not a doctor, but he does more than anyone I’ve ever been around of the different things that you do.”
Thus far, Michigan has had three players out for the season due to knee injuries: cornerback Blake Countess, Wormley and Ringer. Receiver Roy Roundtree, who has played all season, had his knee scoped in the middle of August.
Additionally, defensive end Brennen Beyer (knee) and tight end Brandon Moore (knee) will be out this week due to injury. Defensive lineman Richard Ash (undisclosed) is questionable. Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Chris Bryant (leg) is also out for the year.
This and that Hoke said the second quarterback in the game, if necessary, would be redshirt freshman Russell Bellomy without any doubt. ... Cornerback Courtney Avery practiced Tuesday and should be ready to play Saturday. He missed part of the game with a back injury.