Michigan RB Blake Corum gives injury update ahead of summer workouts
Michigan begins summer conditioning in the coming days, and Blake Corum sounds extremely excited to hit the ground running again with his teammates.
On a recent episode of his 6-part “Road to Recovery” series with The 33rd Team, Corum provided an injury update as he makes his way back from the knee injury suffered late last season. After sitting out spring ball, Corum says he’s starting to cut again when running and he expects to feel close to 100% over the next few weeks.
“I’m back. I’m really in it now. I cannot wait for summer workouts,” he said. “I’m going to be doing everything the guys are doing, from squatting to lifting to individual drills. I feel like I’m back to myself and I’m happy as can be, man. When I was cutting the other day, it didn’t look as good as I wanted it to, but I feel it. I feel good. It just feels good to be able to do a little bit.
“… When this team work starts, it’s on.”
Corum injured his left knee on Nov. 19 against Illinois. He attempted to play the following week during Michigan’s win over Ohio State, but was extremely limited and eventually forced out of the game. He did not suit up for the team’s appearances in the Big Ten championship game or the College Football Playoff semifinal against TCU, and was eventually diagnosed with a torn meniscus and sprained MCL.
Despite going on the shelf for the final few games of Michigan’s season, Corum finished seventh in Heisman voting. He ran for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2022, and returns for his senior season in 2023 hoping for another dazzling campaign.
He’s nearly back.
“My knee is feeling stronger than ever. I’m feeling stronger than ever. The other day, I started cutting for the first time. I’m getting my cuts back. I’m gonna be making a lot of people miss this year,” Corum said. “Within these next couple of weeks, I hope to be anywhere from 90-100% and back to the regular B.C.”