“He wanted to play," Jim Harbaugh said after his team's 28-0 win at Maryland.he felt like he was close to playing and so did the trainers and the doctors. Really felt with the type of injury he had, it could really be one week type of injury. And not turn it into a four or five week injury by trying to come back and play today."
“So that was my decision.”
Defensive back starter Channing Stribling didn’t make the trip either, however, Harbaugh wouldn’t specify his injury.
“The same with Channing Stribling," said Harbaugh. "Also a very minor type of injury,” Harbaugh said. “But it really is a one game injury. It has a chance to be that. We would like to keep it that.”
Ojemudia’s career comes to an end
Senior defensive end Mario Ojemudia went down with an apparent foot injury in the fourth quarter and was helped off the field by teammates, putting no weight on his leg.
Post game Harbaugh said it appears the injury is career-ending.
“It looks like it could be Achilles,” Harbaugh said of Ojemudia. “That is a hard tough rehab type of injury. I’ve had some experience with that one. Not personally, but I’ve seen it. It’s a tough injury. It’s surgery, and then you can’t do anything. Not trying to comeback from that too early. But once you do rehab that, it comes back solid. That’s the first time that’s happened to him, it the type of injury you can come back from it. But it’s also a hard and tough rehab. But he was playing well."
“He was playing really good today. Mario, at times we were dominant in this game, unfortunate, but I know he will come back strong.”
No. 22 Michigan (4-1, Big Ten 2-0) plays host to No. 16 Northwestern (5-0) next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET