ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan football has managed to make it through the first 10 games without having any significant injuries. In the 11th, however, the Wolverines emerged somewhat banged up at key positions.
Mike Barrett left the Maryland game with a shoulder injury, but he returned shortly after going to the locker room. Myles Hinton left with a knee injury, but it was determined after he went to the locker room that he didn’t suffer any structural damage. Roman Wilson was in street clothes after sustaining a brutal hit after his one and only catch, as he entered concussion protocol. LaDarius Henderson was out and didn’t travel to College Park.
The good news is that acting head coach for Saturday, Sherrone Moore, says that the latter three should be fine for the Ohio State game, though it will be pending being cleared by doctors.
“Should be good to go,” Moore said. “We’ll see further and we’ll check with the doctors as we go as far as all three.”
The above are certainly among the concerns, but quarterback J.J. McCarthy has been playing through a leg injury he sustained during the Penn State game. McCarthy looked unlike himself against the Terps, leading many to fear what that might mean for The Game on Saturday.
However, on Monday, McCarthy ensures that he’s feeling healthy and good to go for this upcoming rivalry tilt.
“Doing really good,” McCarthy said. “Yeah, last week was a little bit rough. But I’m doing fantastic right now, treatment’s been great. And yeah, we’ll be ready to go.”
Michigan will need all hands on deck in facing the Buckeyes. The Game will kick off at noon EST and will be broadcast nationally on Fox.