Ann Arbor – Backup Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey’s status is a mystery.
McCaffrey, who suffered a concussion after a brutal hit against Wisconsin Sept. 21, has missed the last two games, and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday would not offer any insight into whether he could return for Saturday’s game at Illinois.
“Still working through the process,” Harbaugh said. “Progressing. Been fantastic, really. There’s been the best I’ve seen of collaboration both here at Michigan medicine and doctors from (McCaffrey’s) home in Denver. Experts all over the country. It’s been really good. Tip of the hat to the professionals.”
Harbaugh on his radio show last week said McCaffrey had been working some during practice.
It appears linebacker Josh Ross will miss another game. Harbaugh said on his radio show two weeks ago that Ross suffered a high ankle sprain in the Wisconsin game.
“I don’t think he’ll be back this week,” Harbaugh said.
Cam McGrone has played well in place of Ross and Jordan Glasgow also has had reps there. Harbaugh said he will “assess” the situation when Ross returns.
Defensive end Kwity Paye had a big game against Iowa before heading to the sideline in the second half with what appeared to be an issue with his left hamstring. Harbaugh would not offer an update on his status. It’s also unclear when tight end Sean McKeon will return. He was injured late in the Wisconsin game, and last week Harbaugh said McKeon’s recovery has been accelerated.