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
08/13/2013 - OTHER MICHIGAN PROSPECTS TO WATCH: OLB Jake Ryan (6-2, 242, 4.68)...Ryan has started 24 of 26 career games, and in 2012 led the team with 88 tackles including 16 for losses, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, looking every bit the part of a budding star and future pro in the process. However, during a spring practice in March, he suffered a torn ACL and is out indefinitely, and chances don't appear to be great that he'll be able to contribute much this season. He'll certainly be one to keep an eye on, to see if he can return to pre-injury form. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com
08/11/2013 - Jake Ryan stood in the middle of Michigan's locker room surrounded by reporters, and for a moment he looked like any other player. That's not the case, of course. Ryan is still recovering from a spring practice knee injury that required surgery, and although his rehab is going well, the standout linebacker needs to be patient. "I'm just going through it and doing the best I can with it," Ryan said at media day Sunday. "I'm pushing as hard as I can, but I'm not going to do anything that they're going to tell me not to do."
Michigan is preparing to start the season without him. An October return still sounds like the most plausible scenario and, at this point, Ryan is trying to work his way through treatment and therapy so he can remain on schedule. Ryan had a team-high 88 tackles last season as a redshirt sophomore, along with 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. He went down March 19 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I took a cut, and just went out to my right and tore it," Ryan said. "I knew when it happened."
Ryan has made a lot of progress since then, but he still isn't ready for full contact or anything like that. "I'm not going to go all out in practice. I'm not going to tackle and stuff like that," he said. "I'm definitely doing as much as I can." - AP Sports
07/17/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Jake Ryan, Michigan...Ryan started 13 games in 2012, leading the Wolverines with 88 tackles, 16 stops for losses, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. An All-Big Ten second team choice by the media as a redshirt sophomore, Ryan has started 24 of 26 career games. - Michigan football
05/08/2013 - 5/7/2013 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: Jake Ryan, OLB, Michigan: Not many defenders led their teams in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks last season, but Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan did exactly that and emerged as a leader and the Wolverines' best player on that side of the ball. However he suffered a torn ACL during spring practices and is expected to miss most of the 2013 season.
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. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/21/2013 - Michigan suffered a huge loss to its defense during spring practice as the school announced that linebacker Jake Ryan suffered a torn ACL on a workout on Tuesday and is out indefinitely.
"You always hate when anyone gets injured and, unfortunately, we've dealt with our share of injuries in the last 12 months," said Michigan coach Brady Hoke in a release."We will support Jake to make sure he has everything he needs to get through this. I know he will attack his rehabilitation just like he does everything else and will be back when he's ready."
There is no official diagnosis of how much time that Ryan, heading into his junior season, will miss due to the injury. Torn ACLs typically take a year to heal. Still, you have to think the odds of Ryan seeing the field in 2013 are not good.
Which is not only terrible for Ryan but bad news for the Michigan defense in general. Ryan led the Wolverines with 88 tackles last season with 16 tackles for loss, 4 1/2 sacks and four forced fumbles. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): LB Jake Ryan, Michigan, has been selected Second Team All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Ryan set career highs for tackles (84), sacks (4.0), tackles-for-loss (14.5), forced fumbles (4) and pass breakups (3). - Michigan football
12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Jake Ryan, Michigan, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Ryan, Kovacs and Roh anchored a U-M defense that was second in the nation in pass defense (155.2 yards per game) and third in the Big Ten in total defense (311.2 yards per game). The U-M defense also ranked first in conference-only play in scoring defense (16.6 points per game). Ryan set career highs for tackles (84), sacks (4.0), tackles-for-loss (14.5), forced fumbles (4) and pass breakups (3). - Michigan football
10/15/2012 - WEEK 7 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jake Ryan, Michigan, So., LB, Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius...Matched a career high with a game-best 11 tackles in helping Michigan shut out Illinois on Saturday...Also posted 3.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble on his solo sack in the third quarter to set up a Michigan score...Part of a Michigan defense that allowed just 134 yards, including 29 through the air, and seven first downs...Wins the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of his career. - Big Ten football
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