COLUMBUS, Ohio — Michigan had a number of players leave Saturday’s 62-39 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.
Some of them were more serious than others, so here’s a quick rundown of the status of each:
QB Shea Patterson: Patterson left the game in the fourth quarter with a right knee contusion. He tried to return, after going 20-34 for for 187 yards and three touchdowns, but later left the game for good. “I just kind of fell down weird on that sack,” Patterson said. “I didn’t know what happened. I should be fine.”
LB Devin Bush, Jr.: The junior linebacker had be to walked to the Michigan locker room in the third quarter after taking a hit out of bounds on the Ohio State sideline. At the time, he wasn’t able to apply any pressure to his left leg. “He has a hip (injury),” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. “I don’t think it’s going to be anything long-term, but it wasn’t good for today.”
CB David Long: The junior defensive back had to be carted to the Michigan locker room early in the third quarter. He later returned to the sideline, was up walking around and riding workout bike, but never to the game. “It looks like a hip flexor/strain,” Harbaugh said.
TE Zach Gentry: The fourth-year junior tight end dropped three balls in the game, and took a direct hit on the third late in the third quarter. He appeared woozy and had to be walked off the field. “Gentry got a concussion,” Harbaugh said.
WR Grant Perry: Wondering why the senior receiver was used sparingly on Saturday? Same as Bush — “he had a hip pointer,” Harbaugh said.
That is good news for everyone involved, especially given the apparent serious nature of some of the injuries at first. Michigan (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) will have nearly a month before it plays its next game.