Michigan senior quarterback Jake Rudock will hit the practice field Monday afternoon along the rest of the Wolverines, just two days after exiting a 29-26 dramatic road victory at Minnesota due to injury.
Jim Harbaugh didn't go into great detail or any specifics regarding what's ailing Rudock, but was able to rule out on possibility when asked about a possible head injury.
"A concussion was never something that was mentioned," Harbaugh said at his weekly press conference.
Rudock's day ended in the third quarter, scrambling out of the pocket before attempting to slide just yards shy of the first down marker, awkwardly enduring hits from two Minnesota defenders.
Rudock managed to finish 13-of-21 for 140-yards with one touchdown and one interception, also coughing up a fumble. Sophomore Wilton Speight managed to finish the game and lead a fourth quarter comeback to secure the win for Michigan.
When Rudock returns to practice today, Harbaugh isn't expected a guy that looks, nor feels, 100-percent.
"He got treatment, and we'll see today," Harbaugh said. "He'll go out and participate in practice. We'll see how much he can do. He'll probably be sore, probably be limited. That would be expected."
Rudock's health will be something Harbaugh and the training staff will continue to monitor throughout the week leading up to Saturday's 3:30 kick with Rutgers at the big house.
Asked what the criteria might be to ensure Rudock gets the start against the Scarlet Knights, Harbaugh laid out the plan as best he could.
"There's no magic formula other than that player is our best option and gives us the best chance to win -- whether it's a quarterback or a cornerback, that's the test," Harbaugh said.
"And they're not going to injure themselves worse. (He) doesn't always have to be 100-percent, sometimes (he) does. Maybe sometimes the next option (is better). It just depends. How good does he have to be to play? He's not going to injure himself worse, and he's the best option and gives us the best chance to win with a percentage of his health."