Rashan Gary has not played a snap of football since the comeback victory over Northwestern due to a shoulder injury.
With Ohio State’s Nick Bosa already pulling out of school and declaring for the NFL Draft due to a serious injury of his own, many Michigan fans began to speculate whether Gary was doing the same thing or not.
Enter: Rashan Gary’s mother.
Jennifer Coney-Shepherd put an end to all the rumors and speculation on Facebook (Via: The Winged Helmet).
BREAKING: Rashans Mother reached out to the Winged Helmet to put all speculation to bed! #GoBlue #DontMessWithMomPosted by The Winged Helmet on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
According to her post, Gary has been dealing with a shoulder issue since before the season’s opening kick at Notre Dame. He tried to play through the pain, but aggravated it at Northwestern to the point that he could not play through the pain anymore.
“My son is a Wolverine! He has pride in himself, his team and his academics, and until Michigan plays their last game he will be a part of the team.”
Boom. There you go.
The 4-to-6 week timetable she said means he could be ready to return against Penn State next weekend, but Michigan should not risk that at all. The defense has been elite this season regardless if Gary is on the field or not. You don’t want to risk his health even further by putting him out there when he is not 100 percent.
As Gary’s mother said, he will not participate until he is fully recovered, which is the right thing to do.
Until then, Kwity Paye and Josh Uche will continue to step up in his place.