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Michigan DE Taco Charlton is without crutches or a limp after ankle injury

The defensive lineman could be back sooner than later.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

According to Chris Balas of The Wolverine, Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton could be back on the field soon. The athlete was spotted on campus walking without crutches and without a limp after going down with an injury against Hawaii.

"I don't think either one (of those guys) will be available this week," Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "I don't think Bryan Mone or Taco will be out ... It's hard to say at this point. It's hard to say at this point. I don't have an update on how long they'll be out, but I don't anticipate them playing this week."

Charlton left the 63-3 win over Hawaii with an ankle injury in the first half. He was then ruled out for the rest of the game.

Without Charlton or Mone, true freshman Michael Onwenu will see more time on the defensive end.

"That's possible," Harbaugh said. "He played well (Saturday). He played more snaps on offense but he's somebody who played in the game, played well, stood out as a very good player in the game."