Jim Harbaugh took to the podium on Monday afternoon from Schembechler Hall to speak about Michigan Football’s upcoming game against Army on Saturday. The current crop of injuries that the team is dealing with was addressed during the session.
Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, left tackle Jon Runyan Jr. and defensive tackle Donovan Jeter did not see the field on Saturday while dealing with injuries. Harbaugh believes there is a chance that they could be on the field for Week 2. He is less certain about defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour, who left the game early.
“All three have a chance to play this week,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll see (on Michael Dwumfour), haven’t seen (him) yet today.”
His Monday message is essentially re-stated from what he told the media following the season opener over the weekend.
“There was a few guys, more than that, that were working through something, that we didn’t have play in this game,” Harbaugh said Saturday night after the win over Middle Tennessee State. “Yeah, I do (think they have a chance return next week). I don’t know. We gotta see on Mike Dwumfour. Expect Donovan Jeter, expect, perhaps Jon Runyan. And we’ll see on Donovan Peoples-Jones as well. Don’t know for sure.”
Peoples-Jones and Jeter were in street clothes on Saturday with the former being spotted in a walking boot. Runyan dressed, but did not play. Ryan Hayes started at left tackle in his place and was named the team’s offensive player of the week for the performance.
Aside from those three, it seems like there is a somewhat clean bill of health heading into the practice week barring any setbacks during game prep.