Ambry Thomas has had a remarkable journey back to the football field in 2019.
The junior defensive back and kick returner for the Wolverines suffered a crazy setback over the summer when he was diagnosed with colitis. A chronic condition, Thomas wound up in the ER and spent a month in the hospital that saw him lose more than 30 pounds this summer.
While dealing with the condition, Thomas said he quickly thought about how soon he could return to the football field. Unfortunately, according to Josh Henschke with The Michigan Insider, Thomas was not given much of a chance to see the field at all in 2019.
Thomas said the doctors were telling him to prepare to redshirt while giving him a slim chance to play at all this season:
“That’s what they told me up until the first game they were telling me (to) redshirt,” Thomas said.
“They told me my chances playing this season were slim and none. All the doctors said that. I was the only one on my own side. I’m playing this season no matter what.”
Thankfully, Thomas was able to fight back and return to the field in time for Week 1. He recorded an interception, a tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery against Middle Tennessee. Hopefully, he is able to stay healthy the rest of the season with the Wolverines.