Michigan, Jim Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ Chris Evans can play vs. Northwestern

Michigan soccer instruct Jim Harbaugh meets with the media in Ann Arbor on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Nick Baumgardner, Freep

Chris Evans runs in opposition t SMU on Sept. 15. Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press

Michigan teach Jim Harbaugh is hopeful junior working again Chris Evans can play this week at Northwestern.

however he won’t be taking any options.

Evans tweaked a leg muscle late in a grasp over SMU two weeks ago and after getting work in apply previous to the Nebraska video game, became unable to play during the group’s 56-10 rob over the Cornhuskers.

moving ahead, Harbaugh plans to be cautious.

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537b8e177194328d2e5b32778e359600,bound, hopeful. Hope for the ultimate but put together for that effect not going on as well,” Harbaugh observed Monday nighttime on his radio show. “some other backs got in the ball video game towards Nebraska. Christian Turner, Tru Wilson continues to do decent things. O’Maury Samuels, those were some constructive touches for guys to get in the game and reveal what they could do.

537b8e177194328d2e5b32778e359600,You do not want the rest that’s going to linger a very long time with Chris. he is such a advantageous player and an outstanding participant. He always answers the bell. And or not it’s time for the docs and trainers to examine it and they’ll inform us. however, as a coach, I need it to be healed. do not want anything to linger.”

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Harbaugh went on to assert he believes Evans will be returned,this week or subsequent week,” but says he’s nonetheless,daily.”

Evans has 172 rushing yards on 30 attempts this season, with two touchdowns, as the crew’s basic backup to senior co-captain Karan Higdon. Higdon leads the team with 364 yards and 3 rankings on forty six attempts.

With Evans out remaining week, Michigan used fullback Ben Mason as a halfback in the crimson zone. Mason finished with three dashing touchdowns on the day. He has now carried the ball 9 instances for 24 yards and four scores.

Harbaugh talked about previous within the day that an expanded position for Mason, anything akin to what Michigan used in 2015 for former fullback Sione Houma as a pass-catcher and first rusher, can be on the horizon at some point this season.

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