In our second Viking-headed news bit of the day, ill tidings out of Ann Arbor: linebacker Jake Ryan, Michigan's leader in sacks and tackles for loss, tore his ACL in practice on Tuesday. Brady Hoke released the following statement through the athletic department on the development:
You always hate when anyone gets injured and unfortunately we've dealt with our share of injuries in the last 12 months," said Michigan coach Brady Hoke. "We will support Jake to make sure he has everything he needs to get through this. I know he will attack his rehabilitation just like he does everything else and will be back when he's ready." It's a setback you hate to see for any athlete, but the absence of somebody as fun to watch as Ryan will be keenly felt. Our very best wishes to the guy we'll always remember one MGoBlog denizen calling "Goldilocks from hell."