Michigan receiver Junior Hemingway 'doubtful' for Notre Dame
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said on his radio show Thursday that receiver Junior Hemingway is "doubtful" for Saturday's showdown with No. 18 Notre Dame because of a sprained ankle.
Hemingway had a career game in last week's season-opening win over Western Michigan, catching five passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns.
"He's a big big-play guy for us, so we're hoping he can come back," Rodriguez said. "I don't know if he'll be ready this game. If not, hopefully the next game."
Rodriguez said running back Brandon Minor should be available against the Irish after sitting out the opener.
"I don't know if he's 100 percent," Rodriguez said. "We'll see how he is in pre-game warm-up. If he's not limping around in pre-game we're going to play him."
On Michigan's official injury report, Hemingway is listed as questionable and Minor probable.
Michigan also announced its game captains for Saturday: linebacker Stevie Brown, running back Kevin Grady, offensive lineman David Moosman and defensive end Tim North.