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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Manningham Out

Saw on MGoBlog - per WTKA and Lloyd Carr's press conference - that Michigan receiver Mario Manningham will be out for the Penn State game, and possibly longer, due to a knee injury suffered in the MSU game.

Will update as I find out more.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Torn meniscus surgery this morning. Out possibly 2-6 weeks.

Yost said...

What?! Oh shit. No, no, no.

This is BIG.

jim masterson said...

He's been phenomenal this year for the M. Does Joe Pa put eight in the box to stop Hart.Rooting for UM to win out. Did you guys ever say anything about the praise the Charlie Weis gave to Llloyd Carr 7 his staff after the big UM win in South Bend?

Anonymous said...

Oh shit is right.

The d will have to come up huge against PSU.

I feel like I'm back in 2005. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

2-5 weeks would sound a HELL of a lot nicer, because 11/18 is 5-1/2 weeks away.

Anonymous said...

I just knew that this season was starting to look too good to be true. PSU and Iowa without Mario...oh boy. Breaston better step up and be the big play threat.

dgarr22 said...

one will not win the game and one will not lose the game. UM will dominate psu.

surrounded in columbus said...

Yost,
while this is bad, it could have been worse. when i saw them icing Mario's knee i thought "damn". when i saw them taping/screwing around w/ Hart's ankle i thought "i'm going to be sick".

losing Mario could be the difference between 12-0 and 10-2.

losing Hart on the other hand would be the difference between a 10-2 or 12-0 season and 8-4.

Arrington might step up- so might Breaston, but none of the RB's are ready to step up for #20.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I just jumped out the window from the 8th floor of the stacks.

A stream of profanities is just swirling through my head now. It can't be. We need his super speed and ridiculous receiving ability. Arrington will do well out there, but he has to stay healthy as well. Breaston has to catch the ball.

Not just that, we need Mario for Iowa! This is really bad. How the fu... I didn't even see it happen. How do you know it's a torn miniscus? It could be an OSU fan just trying to drive us nuts, because Lloyd Carr wouldn't talk about Mario Manningham.

Anonymous said...

Err...I meant that LC refused to comment on MM at the press confernce...

Anonymous said...

anon from first post, how do you know its true, whats your source? Im not gonna beleive anything until something is confirmed from Michigan.

The King said...

All is not lost. He's great, but our passing attack is excellent this year not only because of him but because of the new system. We have Arrington and a number of other capable recievers that will be the beneficiaries of Manningham's absence.

It's not like Manningham does so much of what Braylon did - circus catches that no one should be able to make. He gets wide ass open and scoores easily. There's got to be other guys on the team that can get open on at least 50% of Manningham's routes and have the same results.

JosiahQ said...

look. lets remember that arrington has be absolutely excellent, and butterfingers breaston hasn't, well, been butterfingers breaston. I'm not worried about PSU or even Iowa (it's all about D baby).

It's tOSU I'm worried about. I'm crossing my fingers that The New Math will be back.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that Manningham is injured, he's having a phenomenal year. However, as a Hawkeye fan, I am very pleased with this. Of course, it probably means that some other WR will have a break-out game against us in 2 weeks. Just hope its not Arrington, still pains me that someone from my HS went to a Big 10 rival.

Could have been worse, though, Arrington could have gone to OSU.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me while I go run out into traffic.

PeckHorn78 said...

If MM actually had surgery, and it involved arthroscopic treatment for a torn meniscus, he may be back quite soon. Still, this is an opportunity for the remainder of the receiving corps to step up.....

Anonymous said...

Sucks for you cause he was doing well, and seems to be what your team needed to turn the corner.

Good for PSU, but get him better for the o$u game will ya! I figured by the end of the season you guys would have it together enough to take them out! (so PSU can share the Big Ten title with them again)

CrimeNotes said...

Agree with The King. Manningham's been great and all, and I don't mean to minimize his role, but Arrington and Breaston have been extremely solid. I almost feel like Manningham has been a microcosm for this season -- a talent that you hoped to see do well, only to find out that he's far outpacing your expectations. That said, he's not so irreplaceable as Henne, Hart, and arguably Branch and Woodley, or even Burgess and Crable on their good days. Manningham is a great weapon and I love the hell out of him, but I don't see how this makes the sky fall. If this is the worst injury issue we confront this season, I think we get off lucky.

Manningham recently won the Heisman in my season of NCAA 2007, so I feel especially well qualified to say these things.

Jeff said...

Peckhorn is pretty much right. IF that first post is at all correct he *should* be back before 6 weeks. When I had meniscus surgery I couldn't put weight on it for 3-4 weeks, but then the knee was 100% (still need rehab). That was for a really bad tear. If it can be done arthroscopically, then he should be off crutches by Thursday probably (but not ready to play for more like 3 weeks).

Anyone else think that Mario would work his butt off to make sure his leg muscles were ready for 11/18? I sure do.

Anonymous said...

The 8th floor of the south building is the map library, not the stacks.

Freudian Slip said...

Of course Mario is going to work as hard as he can to be back by then. I just can't imagine how frustrated he must feel.
Matt

surrounded in columbus said...

ESPN & the Detroit News are now both reporting that he will have his knee scoped. just how bad & how long won't be known until after the procedure.

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Paul said...

I hope Mario recovers fully. He is a wonder to watch and his loss is a loss to all of college football.

However, Manningham's loss is not the end of Michigan's season. Michigan is very deep at WR. Arrington, Breaston, and Tabb all are extremely fast, have played big in the past, and have gone long. Chad Henne is playing lights out, the best of his career. TE Tyler Ecker will likely return this week and has great hands. Michigan's defense will continue to dominate. Michigan's running game, special teams, leadership, coaching, attitude, and chemistry have been excellent. In short, Michigan's prospects are the best I've seen since 1997. In fact, I think they are better than the '97 team at this point in the season.

Go Blue!

Anonymous said...

You know what, Paul? I hated John Navarre. Those losses at Oregon and Iowa 3 years ago pissed me off so much. And he had no mobility. But I have never lost faith in Chad Henne. Could we have been better 2 years ago had Gutierrez been better? Possibly. He did lead Michigan to the Rose Bowl. But the truth is that Henne was never given a chance to play to his ability last year, forced by that dumb fuck Terry Malone to throw the same screen passes. I started to notice last year that Henne had some real talent (plus sophomore year is usually pretty rough, so it was only uphill from there), especially during the OSU game, where he was pulling some sick dodges of defenders and passing well. It wasn't like he was really bad last year, it's just he didn't completely have it together. Now he has grown tremendously (a favorite word for sportswriters), is surrounded by great coaches who give him a chance, and has more experience with his teammates. If he works a little more on scrambling and passing in the pocket, which he has been doing a great job of doing, he could just be another Tom Brady.

Scott in Columbus says: said...

If he got it 'scoped' hopefully
he'll be back within 5 wks. I would'nt worry much about PSU or Iowa. The way the Wolverines are playing they should handle the next two weeks pretty good. I want the Wolverines to be 11-0 when they come to Columbus. Turn it into a real classic. And we want all of the starters to be out there. Mano a mano. Just don't choke on the rest of the cupcakes. See ya on Nov.18

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