Hoke also said that Ryan could "potentially play" in this week's game against Penn State. However, it's not certain yet as Hoke went on to say he's still concerned about Ryan's knee holding up in a game. "I'm probably more worried about it than anybody," said Hoke. Getting Ryan back would be a big boost for a Michigan defense that is already ranked in the top 20 nationally in total defense and yards per play against. Ryan led the Wolverines in tackles last season with 88 and he also had 16 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
Head coach Brady Hoke said the best case scenario is for Ryan to return to the field by mid-October, but that prediction is extremely optimistic for torn knee ligaments and the Wolverines won't have a clearer picture about his rehab timetable until the fall. Ryan is a valuable piece to Michigan's resurgence under Hoke, but also a legitimate NFL prospect when healthy.
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