Michigan starting to get bit by in-game injury bug
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan leads Hawaii 35-0 at the half in its season opener Saturday, but the Wolverines will be without the services of three players already, including two of its defensive linemen, for the rest of the game.
Taco Charlton and Bryan Mone went to the locker room before halftime. Charlton limped off the field with less than three minutes left in the half with an unspecified injury to his left ankle while Mone, according to Michigan radio, was taken to the locker room for evaluation.
Running back De’Veon Smith is also being evaluated for an injury, and went to the locker room. Smith had six carries for 27 yards. Chris Evans has replaced Smith, and has seven carries for 69 yards and a touchdown at the half.
According to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Charlton, Mone and Smith will not return to the game.
We will update this story later in the day.