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Michigan LT Grant Newsome Plans To Return To The Field "As Soon As Possible"

General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 19: General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 20-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Great news for the former star offensive lineman.

Michigan offensive lineman Grant Newsome was one of the best left tackles in college football before suffering a scary injury in 2016.

The injury, a dislocated left knee, almost cost him his leg, as doctors feared they wouldn't be able to save it during an emergency surgery. Thankfully, they did, and Newsome has been rehabbing ever since.

On Sunday, Newsome was awarded the Pete Schmidt Courage Award National Football Foundation/Free Press All-State Dream team banquet. During the banquet, he shared his plans to return to the field.

From the Free-Press:

"Trying to get back on the field as soon as possible," said Newsome, who was honored with the Pete Schmidt Courage Award at the National Football Foundation/Free Press All-State Dream Team banquet in Dearborn on Sunday. "I want to play right now. But it's up to the doctors when they'll let me go."

Newsome hopes to make a return before the start of the 2018 season.

Michigan opens the 2018 season against Notre Dame on Sept. 1.