ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A 63-3 win over Hawaii didn’t come without a few losses for Michigan.
Following Saturday’s game, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gave updates on his injured players, including two defensive linemen who opened the season as part of a projected eight-man rotation.
The Wolverines lost defensive end Taco Charlton (left ankle) and defensive tackle Bryan Mone (unspecified injury) in Saturday’s win over the Rainbow Warriors. While Harbaugh didn’t have a projection or a diagnosis on Charlton, he confirmed that Mone would undergo an MRI Saturday night.
Mone missed all of last season because of a broken ankle.
Harbaugh said running back De’Veon Smith (bruised ribs) was fine, after talking with him following the game.
Three of Michigan’s players sat out Saturday with undisclosed injuries, preventative measures taken by Harbaugh: All-American cornerback Jourdan Lewis, offensive lineman Ben Braden and defensive tackle Maurice Hurst.
“That was my decision not to play Jourdan (Lewis),” Harbaugh said. “It’s healed, he’s done a marvelous job of getting himself ready to play. But it was my decision not to play him. Same with Ben Braden.”
Hurst, Harbaugh added, is “very close to playing, but it was my decision not to play him.”