Michigan may be down a key player for next week's matchup against Ohio State, and for the rest of the season, as defensive end Chase Winovich suffered an apparent injury in the Wolverines' win over Indiana.
Winovich suffered the injury on a play in which he was driven to the ground by an Indiana o-lineman. He went back to the locker room, and his parents were escorted from the stands into the locker room.
Despite the gruesome appearance of the injury, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said that CAT scans and X-rays were negative, and he does not have an update on Winovich's status for next week.
Harbaugh says: "Things are progressing well with Chase. X-rays were negative here at the stadium. Took him to the hospital as well. (Tests) came out negative."— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) November 18, 2018
Winovich is one of the best players on Michigan's defense this season, recording 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks to help Michigan's top-ranked defense.
Michigan may now see parallels to Ohio State, whose top defensive player, Nick Bosa, is out for the season as well.
The Buckeyes and Wolverines will duel in Columbus next Saturday at noon on FOX.