Harbaugh offers injury updates after Indiana game
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Michigan Stadium stood silent late in the game against Indiana Saturday evening after senior running back Berkley Edwards took a vicious hit, resulting in the ejection of Hoosiers’ linebacker Cam Jones, and an extended delay as Edwards was immobilized and carted off the field. There was good news though in Jim Harbaugh’s post-game press conference as he discussed the situation.

“Everything looked good when he left the stadium,” Harbaugh noted. “He did have a concussion. He had a pretty good sized concussion. It looked good when he left here, but he was taken to the hospital for precautions. So we’ll have later updates there, but he was talking and responding and moving. So it felt good that the doctors have it well under control. Prayers for him though. A lot of prayers for him.”

Former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards, Berkley’s older brother, provided further update, revealing that younger sibling also suffered a dislocated shoulder.

With Ohio State and a chance to clinch the Big Ten East just a week away, staying healthy was certain to be a premium in facing off against Indiana. Several Wolverines went down with cramps and other minor injuries, creating tense moments for fans, but most returned to action.

One potential big loss going forward though was at defensive end, where Chase Winovich left the game and did not come back after being driven hard into the turf. As Michigan’s third leading tackler, and top player in registering stops for a loss, he’s a valuable part of the defense that the Wolverines would certainly like to have against the Buckeyes.

Harbaugh did not confirm that Winovich would return next week, but provided encouraging news on initial medical testing results.

“Things are progressing well with Chase,” Harbaugh explained. “X-rays were negative here at the stadium. We took him to the hospital as well for further tests, CAT scan, etcetera, and those came out negative, so I think we’re in a good place there.”

On the offensive side of the ball, Juwann Bushell-Beatty started the game at right tackle, but played only in the early in the contest, giving way to Andrew Stueber.

“Juwann came out of the last game and he was working through something,” Harbaugh noted. “He tried hard to go, but I felt like Stueber would be more effective. And hopefully we’ll get Juwann back to 100% next week.”

Harbaugh did not provide specifics on why kicker Quinn Nordin did not play, but explained the decision to go with Jake Moody was made during pregame. Moody noted in the Nordin was not feeling well, but also did not elaborate. In his first action as a place kicker, Moody set a new Michigan record with six made field goals in a game. Harbaugh declined to name a starter between the two for next week’s game against Ohio State.

 
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