Interesting point! I have to agree, I think German is probably one of the most loved runners on this board (when healthy/running well).
Who didn't like his 3:55 or win-from-the-front 1500 at NCAA's??? He was almost universally (in the Letsrun universe, that is) applauded his freshman year.
It would be great to see him back and many would be cheering.
Unfortunately, I think it's over for him.