ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan left tackle Grant Newsome remained in the hospital Tuesday night, 10 days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Michigan’s 14-7 win Oct. 1 against Wisconsin.
Michigan’s offensive line visited Newsome in the hospital earlier this week, and defensive end Taco Charlton said Tuesday he plans to visit Newsome.
“We’ve texted, and it’s so hard to see that injury,” Charlton said. “I feel so bad for him. I know a lot of people on the team do, too. I know how hard he worked in the offseason, and me and him went against each other so much, and I was trying to help him out.
“I knew how much he wanted to do good this season, and how well he was coming along. He was starting to come into his own and then you see that big injury. At this point, I pray for the best and hope that he can recover.”
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has not disclosed the severity of Newsome’s injury, other than saying Monday that it is a serious, season-ending — yet not a career-threatening — injury for the sophomore from McLean, Va.
Harbaugh says Grant Newsome still in hospital. Hopeful he can be back by next season Serious knee injury. Has had some procedures done
— angelique (@chengelis) October 10, 2016
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It means more to me than you can know.
— Grant Newsome (@grant_newsome) October 4, 2016
Newsome posted a lighthearted update Sunday from the hospital:
Asked mom if she could get me some goldfish and she comes back w/ flavor blasted. Today is going to be a good day. pic.twitter.com/8m4MAkjz5u
— Grant Newsome (@grant_newsome) October 9, 2016
“I texted him but didn’t get to talk to him, but our offensive line talked to him,” running back De’Veon Smith said. “They said he’s doing good and he’s in high spirits, so he’s always going to be in my prayers. Him and Jeremy Clark. Dealing with those two injuries definitely impacted our team. They are two huge pieces to our team and we have to figure out a way to win without them.”
Defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow is optimistic for Newsome.
“Grant’s a really good guy, a really team-oriented person and I think he’ll bounce back from this,” Glasgow said. “You never know. If he does have a chance to play football again, he’ll come back, with a vengeance.”