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Key Michigan Football Injury News Ahead Of Ohio State Game

Following today’s win over Maryland, here are some key Michigan football injury updates ahead of the Ohio State game.



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COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Today, during the Wolverines’ narrow 31-24 win over the Maryland Terrapins in on the road, the Maize and Blue suffered a handful of notable injuries. While U-M still won the game, improving to 11-0 on the year and earning its 1,000th all-time victory, there were three major pieces of Michigan football injury news ahead of the Ohio State game regarding a few of the team’s starters: Roman Wilson, Michael Barrett, and Myles Hinton.

Michigan football injury news for three starters

This afternoon, Michigan football beat a sneaky good Maryland team on the road in what many are saying was the “ultimate trap game.” Last weekend, the Wolverines faced No. 10 Penn State (winning 24-15), and next weekend, they will face No. 2 Ohio State, not to mention the investigations, Jim Harbaugh’s suspension, the firing of Chris Partridge, and more, which were all distractions this week.

Still, Michigan got the gritty win over Maryland, yet the Wolverines suffered a few key injuries ahead of next weekend’s ever-important Ohio State game. A win next Saturday would send Michigan football back to the Big Ten title game for the third year in a row, as well as give the Maize and Blue a great shot at appearing in the College Football Playoff around New Year’s Day. Here are three injury updates for Michigan after the Maryland win.

Roman Wilson, wide receiver

JJ McCarthy was largely without his favorite receiving target today as Michigan lost Roman Wilson during the first quarter of the ball game. After a big hit, he was put in concussion protocol, and acting head coach Sherrone Moore remains unsure of his status moving forward.

“Not sure the exact knowledge what it is, but the trainers ruled him out at that time, which was a responsible thing, I think, for us to do as a staff, (and the) medical staff. So they’re always on top of that stuff, especially when it comes to anything that could be the head,” Sherrone Moore said after the win. “So he was fine — talking and everything. Everything was good. He was on the sideline afterward.”

LaDarius Henderson, offensive tackle

This morning, Michigan football announced that it would be without starting tackle LaDarius Henderson against Maryland due to injury. During the game, the Wolverines lost a second tackle: Stanford transfer Myles Hinton, which forced Sherrone Moore to turn to U-M veteran lineman Trente Jones.

“LD (LaDarius Henderson) was working through something,” Sherrone Moore said. “I think he’ll be back next week, and Myles got a little knee (injury). (He) ended up (with) no structural damage (or) anything, so nothing crazy.”

Michael Barrett

Another major Michigan football injury that occurred today was to veteran linebacker Michael Barrett, who is a critical piece of the Wolverines’ defensive unit right now. As a sixth-year veteran at U-M, the team’s defense sees Michael Barrett as the glue that holds everything together; luckily, everyone expects to have him back for the Ohio State game next weekend. In fact, Barrett returned against Maryland after heading to the locker room before halftime.

“(It was) a little AC sprain on my shoulder. I kind of got hit on one of the plays as I was making a tackle — somebody came in and kind of hit my shoulder,” Michael Barrett said after the game. “Just kind of came in and got it looked at. Got it padded up and went back out there. Nothing a little Tylenol won’t fix.”

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.