Michigan Wolverines Football

Success In Secondary May Hinge On Warren's Ankle

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 6:  Donovan Warren #6 of the Michigan Wolverines jumps and gets a hand on the ball during the game against the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks on September 6, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Wolverines defeated the Red Hawks 16-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The WolverineCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2009

It's now a well known fact that Donovan Warren was injured for virtually the entire season last year. His high ankle injury is now fully healed, however, and he is feeling great.

Secondary coach Tony Gibson explained: "Talking with trainers and Donovan, he's as good as he's ever felt," Gibson said this summer. "Nobody really knows it except (us what he endured). He wasn't healthy at all. There wasn't one game he was healthy. We had to sit him out of drills to get him healthy. We'd never get him right."

A year of additional experience should help, as well. "He's so competitive, he wants to be perfect on every snap, and I'm trying to tell him, things are going to happen, people are going to catch a ball, a five-yard completion," Gibson said. "He gets frustrated, he needs to relax, play, have a short memory and move on."

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