Michigan football players Chase Winovich and Berkley Edwards were both injured and left the win over Indiana on Saturday and head coach Jim Harbaugh was quick to address both players’ statuses after the game.
Winovich, who is the heart and soul of Michigan’s defense, took a late hit from Indiana lineman Simon Stepaniak during the third quarter when he leapt onto him after the play was over.
Harbaugh said after the game that X-rays were taken at the stadium and that everything came back negative, as well as a CT scan at the hospital. He would not speculate as to the timetable for a return, but there seems to be better news than expected, at least early on.
Running back Berkley Edwards was injured on a kick return on a targeting penalty and had to be carted off the field and placed on a backboard. The early signs for him are positive, as he simply has a concussion and feeling in all of his extremities.
Indiana is coming under fire for both plays, which were considered a handful of the dirty tactics some pointed out from the game. For now, the health of the Wolverines is priority No. 1 and it seems everything is as good as it can be.
With a game against Ohio State next week, it will be all hands on deck.