Rich Rodriguez’s presser this afternoon contained some important information regarding injuries, including the news that a couple starters will likely be out for the Notre Dame game on Saturday:
- Freshman spur Carvin Johnson is very doubtful with a sprained MCL, suffered on UConn’s goal-line touchdown run. Considering how bad the injury first looked, this isn’t terrible news, although it makes the Michigan secondary that much thinner. Thomas Gordon and Floyd Simmons will see the majority of Johnson’s snaps until he’s healthy.
- Slot receiver Roy Roundtree suffered “internal bruising” after taking a huge hit in the third quarter against the Huskies, and he is also doubtful for Saturday. Kelvin Grady and Terrence Robinson should both see more time if Roundtree can’t go this weekend.
- Outside receiver Junior Hemingway should be able to go after missing the UConn game with a hamstring injury, but the coaches won’t know for certain until later this week.
- Backup free safety Jared Van Slyke (clavicle) is out for the season. This also hurts the depth in the secondary, but may have a bigger effect on special teams, where Van Slyke was the starting holder on field goals and extra points. Drew Dileo had some issues holding in Van Slyke’s place on Saturday.
- Redshirt freshman running back Fitzgerald Toussaint may or may not be able to go this weekend with a lingering knee injury.