Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Anthony Barr suffers injury

Anthony Barr, a five star running back will miss the rest of the season after breaking his ankle during the 2nd game of the season. Teammates and coaches had hoped it would just be a high ankle sprain, but results from tests showed a break.

This is obviously terrible news for an extremely talented player, Barr was ranked as the 5th best running back in the nation by scout.com, and the 2nd best Athlete on rivals.com. As far as his recruiting goes, this could certainly shake things up. Last year Safety Vladimir Emillen suffered a bad injury but Michigan stuck with him, and he ended up signing for UM. 

Barr has a top five of USC, ND, UCLA, Cal and UM, and I wonder whether a program like USC, who have endless amounts of NFL quality RB's at their disposal, would still go after a player in Barr's situation, missing virtually all of his senior year. Barr can play both sides of the ball though, and I believe Greg Robinson (UM D Co-ordinator) has been recruiting Barr well to maybe play defense at Michigan. 

We wish Barr a swift recovery, and I'm sure this won't hurt his prospects of playing at a top football school in the future.

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