What Jim Harbaugh Said About Grant Newsome's Recovery

What Jim Harbaugh Said About Grant Newsome's Recovery

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What Jim Harbaugh Said About Grant Newsome's Recovery


Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh shared his latest on injured OT Grant Newsome and when he expects to know if he’ll be available for the Wolverines.


What Jim Harbaugh Said About Grant Newsome’s Recovery

There can’t be a person out there not rooting for the storybook ending here.

Grant Newsome notoriously almost lost his leg after sustaining a gruesome knee injury against Wisconsin in 2016. Since then, Newsome, who was arguably Michigan’s best offensive lineman — save for Mason Cole, at the time — has been in recovery mode.

And it hasn’t been known whether or not he’d ever play football again.

Now, the 2018 season is on the precipice — and we still don’t know. Newsome had started running again last year, and has reportedly taken part in non-padded, non-contact drills here and there in the last year. But, he’s been mostly active as a player-coach, studying in the film room and imparting his knowledge, thusly.

With fall camp kicking off in about a week, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said at Big Ten Media Days on Monday that he expects that, while they don’t have an answer on Newsome’s availability right now, the team expects to know something relatively soon.

So, for now, the update is that there’s no update.

“Yeah, the update on Grant – he’s been training hard, and we’re going to see where he’s at in this point in time – go out on the field and look,” Harbaugh said. “I anticipate that in the next week. And it’s a lot of the nerve. It’s a nerve – how is the nerve going to come back? That’s the whole ballgame, and nobody really knows.

“I think everybody’s confident that it will, and when will it – we don’t know. That’s not in our control, it’s not in his control that that fully comes back and he won’t be playing football. But praying and pulling hard that it does.”

As for now, we all wait and pray that Newsome is able to make a full recovery and get yet another opportunity to work at his dream of playing competitive football.

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