The Michigan Wolverines will open the season up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish without one of its starting wide receivers, Tarik Black. The sophomore athlete will be out for an unknown amount of time with what is being called “a foot injury.”
Rumors started circulating pretty quickly Saturday night that Tarik Black, defensive lineman Rashan Gary, and running back Karan Higdon (all starters) all suffered injuries during a scrimmage. With an open practice today for Michigan, some of these rumors are “kind of” squashed.
Rashan Gary is in pads but not going through any drills, while Karan Higdon is fully practicing.
Karan Higdon doing some drills now, Rashan Gary is not
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) August 26, 2018
I wouldn’t read too much into Gary sitting out. Perhaps he did just get a bit banged up and will be taking it easy for a few days. Maybe it’s more serious, but with the media there, Jim Harbaugh is trying to dictate the message.
It’s hard to tell. At any rate, it’s a tough break for Black (high school teammate of C.J. Holmes) who suffered a foot injury last season. Michigan had 4 wide receivers transfer over the offseason, so their depth at the position is pretty thin — although they still have pretty good players in Donovan Peoples-Jones and Oliver Martin.
We will update as needed.