Michigan football player Corey Malone-Hatcher is hanging up his cleats.
This week, the freshman defensive end took to Twitter to announce he will no longer be playing football because of a medical retirement.
The good news for Malone-Hatcher, however, is that he will not lose his scholarship.
His statement read:
“I would like to take this moment to thank the University of Michigan and the coaching staff for investing in me. September 9th of 2015 I tore my left Achilles in a high school football game. After a surgical repair and thousands of hours of rehab my Achilles has not been recovering how it should be and is many months behind where it should be at this point in time.
“After discussions with the training staff and team doctor it was collectively decided that I will take a medical disqualification. I will stay at the university as a student, still on a full-ride scholarship, but will no longer have the opportunity to suit up as a Wolverine.”
Malone-Hatcher was a four-star recruit and the No. 6 overall player in the state of Michigan.
It is certainly a tough realization for a young man to know his playing career is over, but we wish Malone-Hatcher the best in whatever he chooses to pursue next in life.
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