CHICAGO – Jake Ryan continues to make unbelievable progress during his rehabilitation to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
So unbelievable Michigan coach Brady Hoke believes Ryan will return sometime this upcoming season.
"I think we’re very excited about his progress," said Hoke at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday. "I don’t think anything’s really changed besides he’s done a great job of being very committed, very disciplined to getting himself back through the rehab and everything he’s doing."
Ryan suffered the ACL injury March 20 during spring practices.
In the meantime, he will continue his rehab and work to get back on the practice field.
"We’ll find out a little more as we keep going and getting closer," Hoke added. "But I think sometime in October I think would still be the likely date for him (to return)."
The 6-foot-3, 241-pound redshirt junior has recorded 76 tackles, 7.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in two seasons at Michigan.
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