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Michigan Gets Big Injury News Before Kickoff vs. Notre Dame

A closeup of Michigan college football head coach Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

Michigan is gearing up for a huge game against No. 8 Notre Dame this evening. For the Wolverines, a victory tonight would quiet all their critics for the time being.

Fortunately for Michigan, it looks like two injured key players are going to try and play tonight. According to a report from UM Radio, tight end Sean McKeon and linebacker Josh Ross are going to "give it a go."

This is huge news for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines. McKeon is the team's starting tight end but has missed three of Michigan's last four games. He has six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Ross hasn't played since Sep. 21 against Wisconsin. He'll help provide some much-needed linebacker depth for the Wolverines in tonight's game. Ross has 18 total tackles in three games.

This will be a big help for a Michigan team desperately needing a signature win. Jim Harbaugh has been criticized for being unable to beat ranked teams during his time with the Wolverines.

But a win tonight would garner major momentum for a program needing it. Shea Patterson has to be sharp tonight against a good Notre Dame defense.

Michigan's defense on the other hand will have to contain ND QB Ian Book and make him stay in the pocket.

Notre Dame-Michigan kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.