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Posted: Monday September 3, 2012 10:32AM ; Updated: Monday September 3, 2012 10:32AM

Michigan's Countess out for season with ACL tear

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Starting cornerback Blake Countess, shown here during spring football, tore his ACL early in Michigan's Week 1 loss to Alabama.
Starting cornerback Blake Countess, shown here during spring football, tore his ACL early in Michigan's Week 1 loss to Alabama.
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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