As the offseason begins to wind down for the Michigan football team, linebacker Jake Ryan’s recovery from a torn ACL during spring practice has been nothing short of remarkable.
In fact according to head coach Brady Hoke, Ryan’s rehabilitation is going so well, he could make a return to the team sometime during the 2013 campaign.
“I think we’re very excited about his progress,” said Hoke at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday. “I don’t think anything’s really changed besides he’s done a great job of being very committed, very disciplined to getting himself back through the rehab and everything he’s doing.”
“We’ll find out a little more as we keep going and getting closer,” Hoke added. “But I think sometime in October I think would still be the likely date for him (to return).”
Ryan, who’s return would provide tremendous inspiration for a team looking to win a Big Ten title, recorded 76 tackles, 7.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in two seasons at Michigan.
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