It’s still not known when Michigan DB Jourdan Lewis will return.
But on Wednesday, assistant coach Michael Zordich opened up about Lewis’ battle with what started as a back issue.
Landof10.com’s Rachel Lenzi reported that Zordich said Lewis “worked his tail off all summer” before he started to face back trouble, which in turn led to problems elsewhere.
“He worked his tail off all summer, and probably worked a little too hard. That might have been tough on his body, and some of the issues he’s had the last couple of weeks,” Zordich said. “He had a hell of a camp and then all the sudden his back started tightening up. It affected his hamstrings, it affected his quads. He’s just fighting through these things right now and working hard to get back out there.”
UM's Mike Zordich said CB Jourdan Lewis has had back problems, which resulted in strain on hamstrings, quads.
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) September 14, 2016
Lewis is still on the sidelines and joins in meetings, so he remains as active as possible with the team. Zordich said Lewis continues to work with the trainer and that by the end of the week they’ll know more about where Lewis is at as he hopes for a return soon.
“As a competitor, I think he’s frustrated,” Zordich said. “I don’t know if he’s discouraged. he wants to play but he knows he has to get his body right before he can do that, so he doesn’t spend more time on the sidelines.”
As a junior in 2015, Lewis had 52 tackles and broke up 20 passes while recording two interceptions.