Injury update: Ondre Pipkins back in pads, Roy Roundtree progressing for Michigan
That's positive news for the Michigan football team on the injury front.
Coach Brady Hoke said Tuesday that Pipkins, a freshman defensive lineman who suffered a neck injury during Friday's practice and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, has fully recovered.
Pipkins returned to practice Monday, and is wearing full pads. He has no limitations.
Hoke said the injury occurred during a one-on-one drill under his supervision.
"I was there and we didn't think it was going to be real bad, but you're not sure," Hoke said. "It was my drill. Just a one-on-one.
"Our medical staff here did a phenomenal job of taking the right precautions and all that. He's back in full pads, practicing, doing everything."
Roundtree had arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 10 and isn't due back until next week. Hoke, though, said he's already running in pads and getting "close" to making a full return to practice.
"He's progressing very nicely," Hoke said. "I don't want to speculate on (a return). He's running, I've seen him running, he was in full pads today, just doing stuff with the trainers and those people."
Asked if he thinks Roundtree will play in the Sept. 1 opener against Alabama, Hoke said "I would think so."
Roundtree is Michigan's career leader in receptions and is expected to be the team's No. 1 wideout. Pipkins is expected to provide depth behind starter Will Campbell at nose tackle.