March 15, 2007

Spring practice: Injuries and departures

The Tigers will go in pads on Saturday, but today is the second workout in shorts and helmets. Here are the quick notes:

*Good news first: Sean Weatherspoon is back practicing with the first team.

Gary Pinkel said after practice that Weatherspoon tore the PCL in his right knee, an injury that does not require surgery. Pinkel said Brad Ekwerekwu suffered the same tear last season and played the very next week. Weatherspoon wore a brace on the knee during the workout.

Charles Gaines also shed the red pullover and returned to practice.

*For his move to the middle, Brock Christopher looks like he has put on some big-time weight. He looks a lot bigger than he did last season.

*Redshirt freshman defensive end John Stull has left the team.

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