ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Brady Hoke thinks his Michigan team's spirits are still high following Saturday's 41-14 loss to No. 2 Alabama.
The Wolverines weren't as lucky on the physical side. Hoke confirmed that starting cornerback Blake Countess will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL on a special-teams play early in the game.
Countess, who will take a medical redshirt, will be replaced by Courtney Avery, according to the depth-chart released Monday.
Tight end Brandon Moore is also expected to miss Saturday's game against Air Force with a strained MCL, but left tackle Taylor Lewan is OK after leaving the Alabama game with a leg injury. Michigan will get two key players back, as both starting tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint and second-string defensive end Frank Clark have been reinstated. They had been suspended after offseason arrests.
The Associated Press