For the University of Michigan and their fans, the goal on Saturday was to handle their business against Indiana and to come away from the game injury free.
It was a struggle, but the Wolverines got the job done in the end, defeating the Hoosiers 32-21 in what was the final game at the Big House this season.
But Michigan’s win may have had a price.
Wolverines’ star defensive lineman Chase Winovich was forced to exit the game, and the stadium, on Saturday after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury. Winovich was able to walk off the field under his own power but it was clear there was a problem when he immediately walked up the tunnel towards the locker room.
Following the game, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made Wolverines’ fans feel much better when he announced that Winovich’s X-rays came back negative, both at the stadium and then at the hospital.
The question is, will Winovich be healthy enough to play this coming Saturday when the Wolverines travel to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Well, a recent retweet by Winovich should have Michigan fans excited this morning.
Check it out.
— Maize5Blue (@Maize5Blue) November 18, 2018
Time will tell if Chase Winovich will be able to give it a go against Ohio State but this is encouraging.
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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