Jim Harbaugh revealed after Michigan’s season-opening win over Middle Tennessee State that starting quarterback Shea Patterson played with an injury.
The Michigan coach never specified when, or how, the injury came about — or what it was, only saying he was “working through a little something” — but said Patterson was being treated for it at halftime.
But a report late Tuesday by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller said Patterson suffered a lower-body injury during the first play of the game, the one in which he took off running, gained 12 yards (and a first down) before being stripped of the ball.
He is expected to play this Saturday when the seventh-ranked Wolverines host Army in Ann Arbor (noon, FOX).
“Should be ready to go ‘full force’ this week,” Miller, citing unnamed sources, wrote on Twitter. “Couldn’t use lower body throughout the game, but should be ready to go barring any setbacks.”