Big Ten: Zac Johnson

Michigan injury report: Odoms out

November, 6, 2009
11/06/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan has issued its official injury report for Saturday's home game against Purdue (Big Ten Network, noon ET).

OUT
QUESTIONABLE (50 percent chance of playing)
  • DT Greg Banks, foot
PROBABLE (75 percent chance of playing)
  • Zac Johnson, shoulder
Odoms has been hobbled since the Penn State game, when he sprained his knee. Roy Roundtree will get the start at slot receiver after leading Michigan with four receptions for 92 yards last week at Illinois. The good news for Michigan is no Brandon Minor on the report. Head coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday that Minor is getting healthier after fighting ankle/foot problems all season. Minor is Michigan's biggest offensive threat when healthy, so his presence looms large. Rodriguez named linebacker Stevie Brown, defensive end Tim North, left tackle Mark Ortmann and slot receiver Ricky Reyes as game captains. Ortmann faced no punishment from Michigan or the Big Ten after being involved in an incident with Illinois' Corey Liuget last week.

Michigan injury report

October, 29, 2009
10/29/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan has issued its official injury report for Saturday’s game at Illinois (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET).

OUT
  • CB Zac Johnson, shoulder
  • C David Molk, knee (out for season)
PROBABLE (75 percent chance of playing)
Overall, this is pretty favorable for Michigan after the team got banged up in the loss to Penn State. Wide receiver Junior Hemingway appears to be fine after a nasty collision with teammate Donovan Warren on a punt return in the third quarter. Senior running back Brandon Minor isn’t listed here but continues to battle a foot/ankle problem. Odoms leads Michigan with 22 receptions for 272 yards and a score, though Hemingway has been the bigger threat at times this season. David Moosman will start at center in place of Molk. Head coach Rich Rodriguez also named game captains: running back Kevin Grady, wide receiver Greg Mathews and guard Tim McAvoy.
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan has issued its official injury report for Saturday's home game against No. 13 Penn State (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET).

OUT
  • CB Zac Johnson, shoulder
PROBABLE (75 percent chance of playing)
  • RB Carlos Brown, concussion
  • RB Brandon Minor, ankle
  • C David Molk, foot

Head coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday that both Brown and Molk are fully participating in practice, so expect them to play Saturday. There's more uncertainty surrounding Minor, who continues to be limited by a chronic ankle injury. Rodriguez doesn't underrate the value of having Minor on the field against Penn State, a team against which he ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns last season. Penn State will be down a running back, as backup Stephfon Green won't make the trip to Ann Arbor because of an ankle injury. Michigan's game captains will be Brown, linebacker Stevie Brown, punter Zoltan Mesko and guard David Moosman.

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier and running back Carlos Brown are both listed as probable for Saturday's game against Delaware State (Big Ten Network, noon ET) after dealing with concussions.

Here's Michigan's full injury report, issued Thursday night.

OUT
  • C David Molk, foot
  • CB Zac Johnson, shoulder
PROBABLE (75 percent chance of playing)
  • QB Tate Forcier, concussion
  • RB Carlos Brown, concussion
Forcier, who sustained a mild concussion in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to Iowa, returned to practice Wednesday. Head coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday that if healthy, Forcier will make his seventh straight start at quarterback. This is certainly not the game to take many chances with Forcier, and Michigan would be wise to get backup Denard Robinson a good chunk of playing time no matter what. Senior Brandon Minor likely will get the start at running back, but it appears as though Brown, who didn't travel for the Iowa game after sustaining a concussion last week in practice, will be on the field as well.

Rodriguez named defensive end Brandon Graham, kicker Jason Olesnavage, linebacker Ohene Opong-Owusu and left tackle Mark Ortmann as the Wolverines' game captains for Saturday.

Michigan injury report

October, 8, 2009
10/08/09
7:26
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


Michigan has issued its official injury report for Saturday night's clash at No. 12 Iowa (ABC, 8 p.m. ET).

OUT
  • CB Zac Johnson, shoulder
  • C David Molk, foot

The good news here is no Carlos Brown. Michigan's leading rusher missed practice Wednesday with an undisclosed injury, but he doesn't appear on the injury report. Mgoblog reported earlier today that Brown sustained a head injury during practice this week and is very doubtful for the game, so we'll see if he plays against Iowa. Senior running back Brandon Minor is getting healthier and could take on a greater carries load if Brown can't go. Brown leads Michigan with 336 rush yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries (7.6 yards per carry), while Minor has rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries (5.1 ypc).

Wolverines linebacker Stevie Brown, offensive lineman Tim McAvoy, offensive lineman David Moosman and defensive end Tim North will serve as game captains.

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


No. 22 Michigan has issued its injury report for Saturday's game at Michigan State (Big Ten Network, noon ET).

OUT
  • Center David Molk, foot
  • Cornerback Zac Johnson, shoulder
PROBABLE

Michigan's struggling secondary certainly could use Williams against the Spartans, so his progress bodes well. Williams has 16 tackles in three games and can aid in coverage as Michigan contends with a deep group of wide receivers and tight ends. Obviously, quarterback Tate Forcier's absence from the injury report indicates he should be fine for the game after hurting his shoulder last week. Running back Kevin Grady, defensive end Brandon Graham, running back Brandon Minor and left tackle Mark Ortmann will serve as game captains.

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