Wolverines’ Blake Countess out for season
As if losing 41-14 to No. 2 Alabama was not bad enough, the Michigan Wolverines also lost corner back Blake Countess for the remainder of the season.
During the game on Saturday, Countess left the game and did not return to action, according to ESPN. The team announced Monday that the sophomore tore his ACL.
Countess started in six games last season as a freshman for the Wolverines, according to The Associated Press.
The Wolverines will fill Countess’ sport with players like junior Courtney Avery, sophomores Raymon Taylor and Delonte Hollowell or freshman Terry Richardson when Michigan takes on Air Force this upcoming week.
Countess is the fourth player for the Wolverines to receive a season-ending injury. Freshman defensive lineman Chris Wormley and freshman linebacker Kaleb Ringer also went down with knee injuries and offensive lineman Chris Bryant, a redshirt freshman, fractured his tibia.
ESPN notes that Countess will be eligible for a medical redshirt which would make him a redshirt sophomore next season.