Practice notes: Starting cornerback Troy Woolfolk works out with heavy wrap on sprained left ankle
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
Woolfolk, a senior who missed all of last season after breaking his right leg and ankle, left Saturday's season-opening win against Western Michigan in the first quarter after he sprained his left ankle on kickoff coverage. He played only one defensive series before the injury and did not return.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Monday he expects Woolfolk to play Saturday against Notre Dame, although he did not address whether the senior would be back on the kickoff coverage team.
Woolfolk seemed to move well in the workout, despite wearing a heavy wrap on the left ankle.
The media saw only one snap of organized drills during its 20-minute window at practice. The rest, as has been the usual lately, was stretching and warmups.
Other personnel notes:
• Sophomore linebacker Cam Gordon also dressed for the practice and is expected to play Saturday. He has been dealing with a balky back that he tweaked early last week. It improved throughout last week, but not enough for him to suit up against the Broncos, Hoke said Monday.
• Senior receiver Martavious Odoms still is wearing a large protective device on his left forearm, which Hoke said he injured in the summer. Hoke said the first week of fall camp he expected the cast to be removed in two weeks. Odoms was fielding punts during the media's 20-minute availability at Tuesday's practice, which has been his routine since the start of camp.
• Offensive lineman Ricky Barnum, running back Stephen Hopkins and linebacker Marrell Evans, who did not play against Western Michigan because of "team issues," were suited up for the practice.