Michigan confirms cornerback Blake Countess is out for the season with a torn ACL
ANN ARBOR -- The most devastating early news of Michigan's 2012 football season has been confirmed.
Michigan officially announced Monday morning that starting sophomore cornerback Blake Countess will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Countess suffered the injury during the first quarter of the Wolverines' 41-14 loss against Alabama on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke is expected to address the injury at 12:30 p.m. on Monday when he appears for his weekly news conference.
Countess only appeared in one defensive series against Alabama, and will likely be able to obtain a medical redshirt.
The injury status of starting left tackle Taylor Lewan, who also left Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, is unknown.