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Michigan DL Nate Brink Injured, Out Indefinitely

October 2nd, 2012 at 11:55 AM
By Joye Pruitt


The Wolverines are injured. Isn’t that a relief? For a moment there I was beginning to think that things were looking up for Michigan.

Here’s an injury report for the University of Michigan football team after Week 5 of the 2012 season and it is nothing short of astonishing how this team has managed to continue to push forward after almost being cut off at the ankles.

Heritage Newspaper reportsthat DL Nate Brink suffered an undisclosed neck injury last week in practice and will be out indefinitely. The details of Brink’s neck injury are short and sweet, following the trend of college football programs becoming more mum on their players’ ailments this season. It doesn’t matter what the specifics are. Brink being out may not kill the defensive line’s chance of making an impact but it does deplete an already shorthanded front seven.

Standout CB Blake Countess’ exit from the Alabama game has been an extended one as expected. Let your hopes go. There will not be a Countess sighting for the rest of the season after he left the season opener with a torn ACL.

FB Stephen Hopkins was expected to suit up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Week 4 for the Wolverines but became one of the teammates who didn’t make the trip to South Bend. Hopkins sat out both the UMass and Notre Dame games with a hamstring injury and was replaced by RS freshman Joe Kerridge. Hopefully Hopkins hops (chuckle) back into the lineup for Michigan’s upcoming game against the Boilermakers, not that anyone is really going to notice. Fullbacks hardly get the respect they deserve.

Moving along, DE Brennen Beyer has not played a snap since injuring his knee in the Week 2 win against the Air Force. No worries, though. DE Frank Clark has been stepping up in a major way since serving his one-game suspension at the beginning of the season. Beyer’s return will provide depth behind the sophomore starter.

TE Brandon Moore may be out for a couple more weeks as he hasn’t played a single game this season due to an MCL issue. Remember when Brady Hoke told us all that his absence would not be extended because Moore’s MCL was stretched and not torn? It’s coming up on Week 6 Hoke and still no Moore. Guess that injury is a little more serious than you thought

S Marvin Robinson was another player who did not make the trip to Notre Dame in Week 4 with an undisclosed injury. Robinson’s place with the Wolverines, however, is an interesting one. There were rumors during the offseason that Robinson would not even be returning to the Michigan football team but his spring practices this ended with a lot of promise. Michigan fans have to wait a little longer to see if Robinson’s potential will rightfully translate onto the field.

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