Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wormley tears ACL, depth an issue at DE for Michigan

Just yesterday I said it has been a bad month for the Wolverines. Well, it managed to get even worse less than 24 hours later.
This news came from Michigan Insider, Sam Webb, on his Twitter account (@SamWebb77):
Rumors of Chris Wormley's ACL tear are unfortunately true. The #Michigan freshman DE will obviously miss the season as a result
Wormley is just a true freshman and his role with the team this season was uncertain, but he had the potential to make the regular season roster and provide depth at the position.
With fellow end, Frank Clark, already serving a suspension that could run into the regular season, Michigan has some serious depth issues at defensive end.
The Wolverines have eight ends listed on the current roster. With two currently not available, it could impact the potential redshirts for other true freshmen. Wormley will clearly get a redshirt season with the injury, which still gives him four full seasons with Michigan, but the Wolverines have three other true freshmen at end to make decisions on.
With just one senior in the group and the rest sophomores or freshmen, the defensive end position has to be a concern for the coaching staff with Alabama looming.
One thing you need against a team like the Crimson Tide is strong play on the defensive front. To get that, you need experience and depth. Right now, Michigan has neither at the end positions.

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