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Ann Arbor — Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary missed a second straight game with a right shoulder injury Saturday night and it’s too soon to say if he will be available for the game at Michigan State next week.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was asked after the game, a 38-13 triumph over Wisconsin, if he thinks Gary will be ready.

“I don’t know,” Harbaugh said.

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Running back Chris Evans, who missed three games with an unspecified injury, returned and ran five times for 18 yards. Defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour, who left the Maryland game last week on a cart, also played

“I know Michael, I saw some knock-back plays, I saw some plays he was getting off blocks,” Harbaugh said. “America loves a tough guy and he fits that mold. Really proud of him.”

Harbaugh said Evans is gradually being worked back into game speed.

“(He’s) maybe not quite at the top gear yet,” Harbaugh said. “Great to see him out there. He contributed. I don’t think he was at his absolute best but greatly contributed. He picked up some third-and-1s. We’re getting to the point where we’ve had — I’ve never had a season like this with this many third-and-1s as we’ve had already about half the season. Chris really found the holes. I never saw us get stopped on third and short.”

Quarterback Shea Patterson needed some stitches in his left hand and had a small bandage on it after the game. He wore a protective glove during the game.

“I think it was on the touchdown where I pulled it,” Patterson said. “Their corner, hit his facemask on my knuckle. I didn’t even realize until I got back to huddle and the guys in the huddle were like, “Dang,’ There was so much adrenaline going there that I didn’t even realize it until I came off the sideline. Just a little cut on my knuckle. Just got some stitches in it.”

angelique.chengelis@detroitnews.com

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