Michigan has been down one of its defenders for much of fall camp, and head coach Jim Harbaugh updated his status Tuesday evening.
According to Harbaugh, defensive back Ambry Thomas remains out of action after being diagnosed with colitis. He explained that Thomas is around the facilities and in on team meetings, but he is not cleared for practices. There is no current timetable for his return, but Harbaugh is hopeful for a clearer timeline within the next 7-10 days.
Thomas is an important piece for the Wolverines, especially in the return game. He had 412 return yards on kickoffs last season with one touchdown. Thomas also played both sides of the ball in 2018. He had three offensive touches for 16 yards and nine total tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery with the defense. Hopefully, he is good to go before long.
Ambry Thomas had colitis, per Harbaugh. Lost quite a bit of weight and can be in the facilities, but not practicing yet. Timeline will become more clear in next 7-10 days. Few steps to get there, Harbaugh said.
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) August 13, 2019
Jim Harbaugh, speaking to the media mid-camp, says CB Ambry Thomas was diagnosed with colitis. He's not practicing, nor is he on the 110-man roster. No timetable for a return.
— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) August 13, 2019