On Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines were not as dominant as they had been lately, but they got the job done defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 31-20.
Though the Wolverines came away with a win to move to 10-1, the fear is that they may have lost one of their most valuable defenders, Chase Winovich.
In the third quarter of Saturday’s game, Winovich was thrown to the ground by an Indiana defender and that is where he stayed until the Michigan medical team, along with Jim Harbaugh came to his attention. He was able to leave the field under his own power but he was forced to miss the remainder of the game.
Following the win, Harbaugh said that Winovich had X-rays performed on him both at the stadium and at the hospital and those all came back negative. Harbaugh would not go into any further detail about the injury.
On Sunday, Winovich hopped on Instagram and posted a message intended for his supporters and also for his haters.
“Thank you for the overwhelming love and attention I received yesterday. To those who celebrated what they thought would be my demise, I’ll be back”
Detroit Lions’ Matt Patricia fires back at media for criticizing ‘snow practice’
On Thursday, many were surprised that Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia made the decision to have his team practice in the snow. Most of the criticism was based on the fact the Lions next three games will be played at Ford Field and their fourth will be played in Arizona.
Today, Patricia spoke to the media and be began with a prepared statement about his decision to practice in the snow. It was pretty clear he was not thrilled with the media for their criticisms.
Via the Detroit Free Press:
“In regards to practice, a couple comments I just want to make on this topic and provide some maybe insight and let’s call it closure to this continual conversation that we have here as far as our training. First, we’ll always practice and train in a manner that looks out for our players’ ability to prepare each week for our opponent, while also taking care of and including all the parameters to the overall health and safety of our team. Indoor walk-throughs, which we had this week, which we’ve also had in the past, are always beneficial to our team, it’s beneficial to our players. It’s a great teaching and learning environment. It’s an opportunity for us to pull off them physically, the demands of practice and the overall hustle and pursuit of what we have to do during the course of a practice and our movements.
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