“If there’s one thing that’s shown up as a pattern to possibly hurt (Michigan), it’s been an athletic quarterback, someone who can take advantage of running lanes because they play so much man and they’re aggressive,” McSorley told CentreDaily.com. “So that’s definitely something I’m going to have to do.”
James Franklin’s policy to not discuss injuries meant there was a lot of “no comment” moments during interviews this week. Franklin refused to discuss the extent of McSorley’s injury, or how it might affect him, during his weekly press conference. And several times Wednesday, McSorley would cut himself short and say, “I’m just going to leave it at that.”
How does he feel? “Feeling good. Just going through treatment, that sort of thing. I’m just going to leave it at that.” Will he wear a brace? “We’re just kind of going day by day seeing what’s the best fit for me this week, so I’m going to kind of leave it at that.”
McSorley is not 100 percent this week. That much is certain. But, beyond that, the extent of McSorley’s injury is simply speculation. One former NFL doctor theorized on Twitter that McSorley suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee, which limits lateral mobility. Depending on the severity, a worst-case scenario sprain could take about six weeks to fully heal.
But, again, nothing’s certain regarding the injury. The only certainty is that McSorley is going to play.
“That’s who I am, and it’s who I’ve always been,” he said. “And I’m not changing or anything like that.”