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Michigan Football: Complete Post-Spring Practice Injury Update

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 17:  Fitzgerald Toussaint #28 of the Michigan Wolverines looks for running room during a first quarter run while playing the Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Toussaint was seriously injured at the end of the play and needed to be taken off the field by paramedics. Michigan won the game 42-17.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Austin FoxCorrespondent IIApril 14, 2013

The Michigan football team has had its fair share of injuries over the past year or so, and Saturday's spring game was a good indicator of where some of those guys stand.

Starting with the most important position on the field, Russell Bellomy's injury left Michigan with Devin Gardner as its only scholarship quarterback. As a result, Brian Cleary and Alex Swieca wound up seeing the majority of the snaps on Saturday.

Bellomy probably won't play here in 2013, putting Michigan's quarterback situation in a bit of a shaky position. However, the future is very bright with Shane Morris and eventually Wilton Speight coming in.

Moving on to running back, Fitz Toussaint did not participate at all in the scrimmage, which wasn't a surprise. However, the fact that he should definitely be back for the opener against CMU was a pleasant surprise.

Michigan really hasn't had any significant injuries along the offensive line in the past year other than Chris Bryant. He saw plenty of time on Saturday, and it appears that he is 100 percent healthy again.

Chris Wormley was the main injury along the defensive line, as his entire freshman season was lost because of it. However, he looked very good in the spring game and should definitely be a huge contributor this fall.

Frank Clark was also wearing some sort of cast or protective gear on one of his hands, but it didn't appear to hamper his play at all.

Jake Ryan appeared on the sideline in crutches, but the fact that he could return by mid-October was a breath of fresh air for the young man.

Finally, the last major injury news of note surrounds Blake Countess. He took part in warm-up drills but did not play in the actual scrimmage. Like Toussaint, he'll definitely be ready for the opener against CMU, though.

Injuries are obviously inevitable, but the good news is that this team is healing up. An even bigger factor is the fact that Michigan has guys who can step in and be just as productive when the guy in front of them goes down.

We haven't seen depth like that on this team in quite a while. This team is nearing the point where it will have the luxury to reload when it loses talent, not rebuild.

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