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Jim Harbaugh: Michael Dwumfour's outlook after injury 'better than it looked'

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was non-committal regarding injury updates Monday, but suggested the injury Michael Dwumfour suffered in the Maryland game might not be as serious as first thought.

Late in the first half, Dwumfour had to be taken off the field on a cart. His teammates gathered around him and the defensive players gave him encouraging pats on his helmet before heading for evaluation. It appeared to be an issue with his right lower leg.

Michigan defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour (50) was injured in Saturday's Maryland game.

“We think better than it looked,” Harbaugh said Monday.

Receiver Tarik Black, who broke his right foot the week before the opener, met with doctors over the weekend and continues to “progress nicely” Harbaugh said.

Starting defensive end Rashan Gary, who has been dealing with an AC joint issue in his right shoulder, was held out of the Maryland game by Harbaugh. The head coach said after the game it is not a long-term issue with Gary, but on Monday would only say he’s being evaluated.

Harbaugh said he does not have any updates on other injuries like defensive tackle Carlo Kemp, who limped off the field with about five minutes left in the Maryland game. Michigan has been without defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon since before the start of the season at Notre Dame. Solomon had hinted on social media he had a knee procedure.

Harbaugh said he is “hopeful” they will be back.

“He had a good week last week and see how close he is this week,” Harbaugh said of Solomon after the game.

Running back Chris Evans went through warm-ups before the Maryland game, but he stood on the sideline in street clothes. Evans has missed three straight games after suffering a leg injury late in the SMU game.

“Chris practiced two days this week and ultimately thought it best not to suit him up,” Harbaugh said after the game but, again, did not offer an update.

Harbaugh is a grandfather

Jay Harbaugh, and his wife, Brhitney, welcomed a son last week making Jim Harbaugh a first-time grandfather.

“It does not get much better than that, I can tell you that,” Jim Harbaugh said Monday.


Grading Perry’s arm

It wasn’t the prettiest pass for first down, but it got the job done. Receiver Grant Perry completed a 12-yard pass to tight end Sean McKeon for a first down at the Maryland 14-yard line.

“It wasn’t the best (throw) in the game, but in practice he looked all right, so maybe he got a little nervous,” McKeon said Monday. “It was kinda tough (to catch). I had to come back to the ball, and it was wobbling a little bit. So, not the easiest, but I’m glad I caught it and worked out for a first down.”

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