Jim Harbaugh coy on injuries as Michigan prepares for B1G East showdown vs. Penn State
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh met with members of the media on Monday, coming off the Wolverines’ 29-7 win over Indiana, and played it coy on the injury front.
Led by a strong showing from running back Hassan Haskins—168 yards and a score on 27 carries—and clean play from quarterback Cade McNamara—10-for-18 throwing it, no interceptions, no fumbles—the Wolverines built a 10-point halftime lead and then shut out the Hoosiers in the second half. The 7 points given up tied for the lowest in a game this season by the UM defense, which also held Indiana to just 3.3 yards per play.
But Michigan was not without injury concerns on the day. Running back Blake Corum was seen with a boot on his right foot in the second half after limping off the field following his first carry of the game. Michigan’s No. 3 tailback, Donovan Edwards, is also nursing an injury, per The Athletic’s Austin Meek.
After a breakout game against Michigan State, wideout Anthony Andrel suffered an injury on the opening kickoff of the second half and didn’t return. Wideout AJ Henning also left with an injury, as did defensive back Gemon Green.
After the game, Harbaugh said, per 247Sports, “There were a couple guys that were out this game that I think we’ll get back, get healthier next week.” On the Corum injury specifically, Harbaugh said then he didn’t think it was serious.
On Monday, Harbaugh offered a non-update update on the team’s various injuries.
Jim Harbaugh says he has no updates on injuries.
Michigan travels to Penn State this week. pic.twitter.com/VV6N0Wc8k2
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 8, 2021
Another from Harbaugh today:
‘Those who say a season’s a marathon and not a sprint … it’s a sprint. It’s not a marathon.’
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 8, 2021
Michigan (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten) is on the road on Nov. 13 for a game against Penn State (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten). Kickoff in that one is set for noon ET on ABC.