Monday, August 19, 2019

Michigan Monday: Rumor Mill on Injuries

I know its important to learn the new offense and get in shape, but I believe the #1 thing coming out of summer/fall camp is being as healthy as a team can be.  Michigan took a huge hit in the last scrimmage in Summer Camp 2018 when they lost Black to a broken foot and both Higdon and Gary suffered injuries.  Those injuries hurt Michigan's chances against ND and cost all 3 players production during the year.  

Anytime a football team practices against each other, injuries are going to happen.   Michigan suffered the biggest one in camp last week when potential starter at right tackle Andrew Stueber went down with a knee injury.  The rumored reports are that Andrew is out at least 6 weeks.   

There continues to be buzz around two other players.   DT Mike Dwumfour has been struggling with an injury since last season and that still seems to be the case.   It's common knowledge he is not 100% and doing what he can in camp.   My best guess he will be out or be very limited in the game in two weeks.  

Same goes with star WR DPJ.  The rumor mill is also saying that the talented instate WR is not 100% either.   We know he is practicing so not sure how much that injury is bothering him.  I expect he will play but may also be limited with the depth Michigan has at WR.  

This goes with true freshman Kent who is out with a medical situation and Thomas who continues to recover from Colitis.   Right now the expectation on Ambry Thomas is a return after the bye week.  
When I saw the schedule, I didn't like the week 3 bye but it may give a few guys another month of recovery time to get to 100%.  

Your moment of Zen...………….


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