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Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 : 10:36 p.m.

Michigan wide receiver Martavious Odoms should be out of his cast in 2 weeks

By Kyle Meinke

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke declined to offer specifics on the injury to senior wide receiver Martavious Odoms, who was seen wearing a cast on his left forearm during practice Tuesday.

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Martavious Odoms wore a cast on his left forearm when the Michigan football team practiced on Tuesday.

Hoke said Odoms suffered the undisclosed injury during the summer, and the cast is scheduled to come off in two weeks.

"He's actually caught the ball pretty decently, anyway," Hoke said.

Odoms was seen catching passes with the first offense at Tuesday's practice.

The Pahokee, Fla., native had 16 catches for 241 yards and one touchdown last year, and also returned eight kicks for an average of 22.6 yards per attempt.

He will be expected to play an important role this year after Michigan announced Sunday that starter Darryl Stonum would redshirt the season. The senior was arrested in May for a second DUI.

Stonum is expected to practice with the team, although he did not participate during the 20-minute window available to the media Tuesday.

Hoke said junior Roy Roundtree and senior Junior Hemingway have stood out during the team's first four days of practice. They are expected to be the team's top two receivers.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Fri, Aug 12, 2011 : 2:47 p.m.

I'm nearly crawling out of my skin in anticipation of the upcoming season. But I'm also tempering my excitement with a little reality ... it's very, very unlikely we'll see a 12-0 season ... VERY unlikely. Some losses will be on the tally ... that's the reality for Hoke and team. BUT ... I'm going to draw extreme pleasure from signs and indicators of Michigan play improving in fundamental areas of execution. Even if, sadly, they lose some games. What Hoke and his staff are doing is retooling this Michigan program from the foundation up. Signs and indicators of progress in that area will point to continuing improvement over this season ... and into 2012 and beyond.

John Bretzloff

Fri, Aug 12, 2011 : 2:23 p.m.

I couldn't agree more Mick. It's just this nagging voice in the back of my head keeps reminding me of all of the optimism that I had the past couple of years only to be disappointed once we got to the conference schedule. But with a defensive minded coach in Brady Hoke and one of the best DCs ever to walk a campus, I just know we are in for good things........hopefully very soon. I remember Mattison's defenses of the past, when they say "11 hats on the ball", it always looked on TV like Michigan had 20 men out there on D because they had so many close on the ball so quickly. GO BLUE

Blu n Tpa

Fri, Aug 12, 2011 : 10:49 a.m.

Mick, you go right ahead and be proud of "THE TEAM". It's not so bad being a "homer" when you live in the BIG HOUSE!


Fri, Aug 12, 2011 : 3:33 a.m.

I know some might think I'm being a homer, but we seem to have a lot of talent on Offense. We are 2 deep at QB, we have a slew of very good WR's, a bevy of Backs from which 2-3 will emerge I'm sure, a terrific TE with depth also, a darn good O-Line with good back ups. If we can get something from the kicking game and our Offense picks up the new scheme well, there is no reason not to think we could have a stellar season with some adept improvement on Defense.