Donovan Edwards reveals he played 2022 with a significant knee injury

The college football world was well aware that Michigan football running back Donovan Edwards was slowed by injury, but they literally only knew half of it.

All of the discussion late in the season, especially after Blake Corum was sidelined following a Week 12 knee injury against Illinois, was about Edwards’ hand.

 He took the field in a cast against Ohio State and carried the ball in his left hand rather than right. It turns out he had a much more significant injury he was playing through.

At the Wolverines Weekend event at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Saturday, Edwards shared how his hand was surgically repaired this offseason,

 but he revealed he suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against Hawaii. It was an injury he already had to some degree, but he aggravated it significantly.

“I had two screws in my hand, broke my thumb against Nebraska,” Edwards said. “What y’all don’t know I played with a torn patella the whole season. So I got that fixed up,

 had surgery in February. Just been in rehab and I’m up to par now, running, cutting and doing all that good stuff.

So that recovery wasn’t gonna take long — just about four months to get full speed and three months for me to feel good.

“So you know, just like trusting myself now, trusting myself cutting, getting to my top speed, breaking down — all that good stuff again, which isn’t gonna be hard for me.”

Now that Edwards believes he’s in his best shape ever, he’s ready to show what he can really do. He notes the discovery of his torn patella was, in a way, a blessing in disguise,

Now that Edwards believes he’s in his best shape ever, he’s ready to show what he can really do. He notes the discovery of his torn patella was, in a way, a blessing in disguise,

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