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Blake Countess Torn ACL: Michigan Loses CB For Season To Season-Ending Knee Injury

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Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis pulls in a pass on a 2-point conversion to tie the game, as Michigan defensive back Blake Countess covers during the fourth quarter of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. | AP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has lost starting cornerback Blake Countess because of a season-ending knee injury.

The team announced Monday that Countess tore an anterior cruciate ligament against Alabama. He was hurt early in Saturday night when the eighth-ranked Wolverines lost 41-14 to the second-ranked Crimson Tide.

Countess played in 12 games and started six last season as a freshman.

The Wolverines host Air Force on Saturday in their home opener.

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