UM's Jim Harbaugh: No timetable for return of Tarik Black, two others

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Tarik Black

Ann Arbor — Michigan is without three key players, and coach Jim Harbaugh does not have a timetable for their return.

Receiver Tarik Black had foot surgery for the second straight year — this time on his right foot injured a week before the season opener — and defensive linemen Aubrey Solomon and Lawrence Marshall are out with undisclosed injuries.

Black was the leading receiver last fall when he broke his left foot in the Air Force game. Harbaugh has said he’s not “closing the door” on Black’s return this year, but he does not know when that might be.

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“Not a timetable as of right now,” Harbaugh said Monday at his weekly news conference. “He did have surgery on his foot so everything is rehab right now and healing.”

He called Marshall and Solomon as “week-to-week.” After defeating Western Michigan last Saturday, Harbaugh said he would consider them closer to returning.

“I can’t really put a time on it,” he said. “They’re really getting into the category of questionable, week-to-week.”

Bryan Mone and Carlo Kemp have had more playing time in their absences.