June 9, 2016
NEWARK, N.J. — Michigan wrapped up spring practice with a few notable names on the sideline recovering from injury.
And then, weeks later, fifth-year senior running back Drake Johnson suffered injuries after being run over by a forklift while warming up for a track and field workout.
Asked specifically about Johnson, receiver Maurice Ways (foot) and defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow (shoulder), Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that they all should be ready to go when Michigan opens camp in August.
“I believe they all will (be ready),” Harbaugh said just before delivering the commencement speech at Paramus Catholic High School’s graduation in New Jersey.
Asked specifically if there’s anyone who won’t be ready for fall camp, Harbaugh said “not that I know.” All-Big Ten receiver Jehu Chesson also missed spring practice with a knee injury, but no one on Michigan’s staff seemed overly concerned that his setback would be a long-term situation.
Harbaugh was again asked about the status of junior receiver/cornerback Freddy Canteen, but had no update.
Michigan’s head coach said last month that Canteen had a pair of shoulder surgeries recently and his status for the future was in doubt. Canteen is not listed on Michigan’s active roster on MGoBlue.com at the moment, but Harbaugh said he’s still not sure how things will play out there moving forward.
Ways, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound redshirt sophomore receiver, suffered a broken bone in his foot after catching a pass during spring drills in March. Ways had been competing for Michigan’s No. 3 receiver position — behind Chesson and Amara Darboh — with the likes of Grant Perry, Drake Harris and freshman Ahmir Mitchell.
Glasgow, meanwhile, was a partial participant during spring practice after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury with three regular season games remaining in 2015. The fifth-year senior was Michigan’s starting nose tackle a year ago before his injury, racking up 25 tackles (5 for a loss) and one sack through nine games.