Harbaugh Updates Player Injuries Heading into Indiana

Harbaugh Updates Player Injuries Heading into Indiana

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Harbaugh Updates Player Injuries Heading into Indiana

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With two weeks left in the regular season, and with arch rival Ohio State on the docket on Nov. 24, Michigan is just trying to do its best to stay healthy.

Thus, when playing at Rutgers, players that didn’t need to play were out of there by late in the game, but, still, some others left the game early — or didn’t play at all.

While Monday didn’t get an update from head coach Jim Harbaugh on safety Josh Metellus, several other players were mentioned by the head coach as to their status heading into the penultimate regular season game vs. Indiana.

Here’s what Harbaugh had to say about the following players:

Lavert Hill: Hill left the first half of the game against Rutgers and didn’t return in the second half. Harbaugh said he’s still “being evaluated for concussion protocol.”

Aubrey Solomon: Solomon didn’t travel with the team due to having the flu. Harbaugh says he should be fine this week.

“Aubrey’s — it’s cold and flu season! Get your flu shots!”

Kwity Paye: Paye left the game in the second-half and didn’t return. Sources said on Sunday that he was expected to be fine, and Harbaugh said on Monday that is indeed the case.

“He should be good. He got hit on the funny bone. Had never been hit on the funny bone before, so it’s scary the first time that happens.”

Tarik Black: Black has played — and had a touchdown that was called back against Penn State due to a holding penalty — but Harbaugh said he’s still not 100%.

However, he continues to be a work in progress and comes in for certain packages.

“Progressing — progressing good. Fully engaged with the trainers and with him on the things he can do, we’re gonna have him do — keep progressing more.

“Certain types of routes, we’re saying, ‘Okay, maybe that’s not as good — puts more pressure on that outside part of his foot.’ He’s become more confident with it, and coaches have done a really good job of working with the doctors and the trainers to be able to get him out there without making unacceptable risks.”

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