Michigan dealt major blow as Blake Corum eyes season-ending surgery
An Arbor, Michigan - Just days ahead of college football's Big Ten Championship showdown, Michigan will reportedly be without its record-breaking running back for the big game and the remainder of the season.
Corum sustained the injury during Michigan's nail-biting win against Illinois, which took place the week before their visit to Columbus.
The rough news ends what was a banner year for Corum. He was awarded the honorable title of Big Ten Running Back of the Year, and was also named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s best running back earlier this week.
The Wolverines undefeated season is largely due to the Heisman-hopeful, who had a breakout season with 247 carries for 1,463 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
One of the leading tailbacks in the nation, Corum logged eight consecutive games with over 100 rushing yards.
Corum is expected to make a full recovery from his knee surgery. However, a timetable for a return ahead of the NFL Combine in February has yet to be determined.
Michigan will take on Purdue for the Big Ten Championship title on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 PM EST. If the Wolverines win, they will punch a ticket to the College Football Playoffs for the second time in program history.
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