The injury reports are out, Michigan first.
OUT (0% PLAY)
Michael Williams Head (Multiple concussions, his career may be over)
Troy Woolfolk Ankle (Out for the season)
Mike Jones Leg (Broken leg, out for season)
QUESTIONABLE (50% PLAY)
John Ferrara Hand
PROBABLE (75% PLAY)
Their list isn't quite as specific, but here's Indiana's Injury report as I understand it.
Kicker Nick Freeland Hip (Missing his third straight game with a hip injury)
Safety Chris Adkins Ankle (out for the season)
Safety Donnell Jones Knee
LB Tyler Replogle Concussion
What's it Mean?
Nothing that we didn't already know or expect, for the most part. I'm a little surprised that Mike Shaw is out for Saturday and a little bummed. Shaw's been our best back through the season so far. The biggest issue is Shaw has been our best blocker out of the running backs and the most consistent. Shaw's led a number of long runs for Denard Robinson, so I'm a little worried that he won't be in there. Obviously, Vincent Smith will be the lead back on Saturday, and if I had to guess I'd say Mike Cox takes over at #2. You're going to see plenty of Stephen Hopkins too. Losing Shaw for a game shouldn't be too bad, but I'd be concerned going forward if he misses more time.
The other "OUT" that just flat out sucks is poor Fitz Toussaint, who couldn't buy a break if he was the richest man in the world shopping at a Break outlet mall in Breakville. He finally gets in a game, busts a huge run, picks up a touchdown, and somehow does somethign to his shoulder. Man.....
Some good news does hit the pages tho. Getting Brandon Herron back is a HUGE boost to the Michigan defense and will allow Michigan to put Kevin Leach back on the bench. Herron seemed to be having a "Robinsonian" transformation prior to getting hurt. Hopefully, he'll pick up where he left off against Notre Dame and provide a little more stability at Linebacker and allow Roh to move down to the Defensive Line. Carvin Johnson's return also gives Michigan a little more depth at Spur and should allow both he and Thomas Gordon a little rest throughout the game and keep them fresher.
Indiana is healthy going into the game. That's about it.