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Michigan Starting Cornerback Announces New Injury Update

An exterior view of Michigan Stadium prior to a game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 6: General view of the entrance to Michigan Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Houston Cougars on September 6, 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Houston 50-3. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Michigan football revealed that it’d be without Ambry Thomas for the foreseeable future. The junior cornerback was diagnosed with colitis.

Jim Harbaugh revealed that Thomas lost weight because of his illness. Fortunately, he managed to gain back most of it over the past few weeks.

Michigan's coaching staff knew any absence from Thomas would be crucial since he's listed as one of the starting cornerbacks. Well, it turns out that his time away from the gridiron didn't last as long as people expected.

Thomas announced on social media that he’s recovered from his illness and has returned to the practice field.

“Happy to pronounce I’m back on the field with my guys, thanks for all the prayers and wishes,” Thomas wrote on Twitter.

Not only is this a huge boost for the secondary, but it should help out the Wolverines' special teams unit.

Thomas came to Michigan as a highly-touted recruit. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 12 cornerback from his class.

Last season, Thomas had nine tackles and an interception. He also proved to be an impact player as a kick returner, totaling 412 kickoff return yards and a touchdown.

With Michigan's season opener approaching quickly, Thomas has just over a week to get himself ready for Middle Tennessee.