Michigan Wolverines’ T.J. Floyd out for season

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Michigan Wolverines’ T.J. Floyd out for season
Michigan State Wolverines cornerback T.J. Floyd has been ruled out for the season after suffering an ankle injury at practice on Tuesday 2 November.
Wolverines head coach Rich Rodriquez said that Floyd sustained ligament damage and will have to undergo surgery and may be out for practice until as far away as Spring 2011.
The injury is another major setback for the club at the cornerback position, which has been subject to players departing and a season-ending injury to the team’s top corner Troy Woolfolk in training camp. Floyd was one of a very small number of Michigan
secondary who already had NCAA experience. Freshman Courtney Avery is likely to fill in for Floyd for the last four games of the season.
The Michigan defence is already reeling this season and another player out in the secondary will only make matters worse, as the club heads into a difficulty end of season schedule.
The Wolverines' defence has been horrible throughout the year, but has been exposed in their last three games, which were all losses to conference opponents. Michigan has one of the worst defences in the entire Bowl Championship Series in 2010 and currently
sits 89th overall in points-against per game, allowing an average of 30 per contests.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines, things do not get any easier, as they have to face-off against the Illinois Illini, Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes to end the season. Moreover, the squad still needs one win to qualify for a bowl game. The team’s
best chance will come against a desperate Purdue Boilermakers side on 13 November. The Boilermakers are currently without their starting quarterback and the Wolverines' soft defence may be able to handle a weakened Purdue club.
Michigan will be back on the field to take on Illinois on Saturday 6 November.



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