Drevno offers health updates on Rudock, Smith
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Michigan came away with a win against Minnesota on Saturday evening, but the victory had the potential to be costly. The Wolverines finishing the contest without both their starting quarterback and running back, with Jake Rudock injuring his ribs on a hard twisting hit in the third quarter, and De’Veon Smith limping off the field at the start of the final drive.

Jim Harbaugh seemed optimistic both after the game and on Monday that Rudock would return, which offensive coordinator Tim Drevno added to on Wednesday afternoon.

“He was good yesterday, said Drevno. “He threw the ball around. Breaking the huddle. He looked good. He looked good to me. … He’s out there throwing and running around. He looks good, he really does.”

As for Smith, Harbaugh was less open in what he would say, explaining in Tuesday’s teleconference that he wanted to see the junior running back in practice that day. The offensive coordinator was once again pleased with what he saw.

“He was out there practicing,” said Drevno. “He did a nice job. He had a nice blitz pickup I saw that he picked up a guy. He ran the ball well. Not to my knowledge [was he limited].”


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