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Michigan DT back at practice after hospitalization


Three days after sustaining a neck injury that sent him to the hospital, Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins was back at practice on Monday, a spokesperson confirmed to multiple outlets.

Whether Pipkins was limited or not wasn’t immediately known.

Pipkins had to be hospitalized for precautionary reasons and evaluation after injuring his neck during drills on Friday. However, coach Brady Hoke later said Pipkins had movement in all his extremities and the freshman was released from the hospital later that day.

Pipkins should be in the rotation for playing time this fall behind senior Will Campbell.


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3 Responses to “Michigan DT back at practice after hospitalization”
  1. polegojim says: Aug 20, 2012 7:34 PM

    Great news Ondre.

    GO BLUE!

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 20, 2012 11:16 PM

    That is good news.

    What is all these injuries happening at this time? These are happening in practices, not in games.

    Good news here, but I don’t like what appears to be a trend. We definitely need a new generation of helmets to protect against the profusion of concussions, maybe better neck protection and some other paddings.

    I know we cannot eliminate all injuries but I hope Nike, Addidas, Converse, UnderArmour and others will develop better and more protective padding and equipment along with colorful and aesthetically pleasing unis and such.

  3. polegojim says: Aug 21, 2012 10:01 AM

    I agree alligator…. but it can be a catch-22.

    As pads and gear evolves, it evokes a false sense of security, leading to more launching and dangerious hitting situations.

    CNN reported on a cyclist’s helmet that inflates around the neck… would take some modifying since it’s triggered by impact, but a workable technology exists.

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