Despite sporting casts on both hands, linebacker Junior Colson is anticipated to be in the lineup for Michigan during the upcoming College Football Playoff (CFP) game against Alabama. Colson, Michigan’s leading tackler, has been dealing with these undisclosed injuries since his match against Purdue on November 4. Even though he was seen wearing two casts when meeting with the media, he remains determined to take on Alabama on New Year’s Day.

Colson assured reporters, “I think they’re still going to be in the cast for the game. They’re still in the cast now. I’ll be fine though.”

Throughout his three-year tenure with the team, Colson has never missed a game, showcasing his commitment and durability. His impressive tally of 79 tackles leads Michigan’s defense, a feat he achieved despite the challenges posed by his injuries. Last season, he topped the team with 101 tackles.

Despite not being eligible for a captaincy as a junior at Michigan, Colson is viewed as a pivotal leader within the team, especially within the defense. Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter commended Colson’s unwavering dedication and positive attitude, emphasizing his willingness to overcome obstacles for the team’s success.

As the linchpin of the Michigan defense, Colson might have the crucial task of containing Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe. Given Milroe’s dual-threat capabilities, possessing both a strong arm and impressive running skills, effective tackling becomes paramount. Minter expressed confidence in Colson’s tackling abilities, praising his athleticism, size, speed, and reliability as a tackler.

Minter eagerly anticipates Colson’s presence on the field alongside his teammates during the forthcoming game in Pasadena, highlighting his excitement to witness Colson face the challenges posed by the Alabama offense.

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