The biggest game of this weekend will take place in Columbus, when Michigan faces Ohio State in the regular season finale. While the Wolverines don't know for sure if Chase Winovich will play, this latest update bodes well for his status.
Winovich left last weekend's game with an apparent injury, forcing the senior standout to miss the rest of the action.
The senior has four sacks and 12 tackles for loss on the season. His impact on the field and leadership away from the gridiron would be irreplaceable in a showdown of this magnitude.
Although his official status is still up in the air, quarterback Shea Patterson, who also happens to be Winovich's roommate, is very confident his teammate will play.
From The Detroit News:
“I’ve talked to him, he says he’s feeling better,” Patterson said. “I’d assume he’d play, but you never know the severity of it.
Patterson wasn't the only Michigan player giving his prediction for Winovich's status, as Rashan Gary also believes he'll have his partner on the defensive line.
“I was talking to Chase earlier, he’s pumped up, he’s ready, he’s getting healthy,” Gary said Tuesday night. “I really can’t tell you, but hopefully he do play. But he’s got to take care of his body.”
If the Wolverines are at full strength on Saturday, it'll help their defense keep Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes in check.