Finally, the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines could be regaining the services of senior cornerback Jourdan Lewis, who has missed the first three games of the season due to multiple injuries suffered during preseason camp.
According to a report from MLive.com, the All-American defensive back could be set to make his season debut against the Penn State Nittany Lions this weekend.
Lewis reportedly “looked good” in Tuesday’s practice and seems ready to return to action.
While Lewis has been recovering from his minor injuries — back, quad and hamstring strains — Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has been nothing but impressed with the senior’s leadership.
“Personally, I’ve found that the only time football isn’t fun is when you don’t win or if you’re just not 100 percent,” Harbaugh said. “If it’s a broken leg, that’s one thing. Or a broken arm and you know it’s just bad luck and you’re out. But when it’s that thing that’s just nagging, it’s not something where it’s broke but it’s real.
“But he’s done a fantastic job. The guy has been a stud. Jourdan’s been a real stud in everything that he’s done. Every preparation that he’s made in the offseason, everything that he’s doing now. He’s put himself in a position to have success. It’s all been A++ and I’m very hopeful this is the week he can get back on the field and play.”
Throughout the first three weeks of the season, the Wolverines defense has given up a handful of big plays. With Lewis back in the lineup, they will hopefully cut down on those opportunities for opposing offenses.
Michigan and Penn State are scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff in Ann Arbor Saturday on ABC.