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Michigan Vs. Wisconsin: Mike Martin Probable For U-M; John Clay Out For Badgers

Michigan's injury report for the Wisconsin game was released on Thursday. Defensive tackle Mike Martin, who is dealing with an ankle injury that basically kept him out last week, is probable. Linebacker Jonas Mouton, who played despite having a chest injury against Purdue, is also probable with the same ailment.

Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and running back Mike Shaw are both questionable for Michigan. The two players are both dealing with concussion-like symptoms, and their status for the Wisconsin game is up in the air. Shaw was noticeably woozy after taking a big hit during the Purdue game, and Lewan apparently took a hit in the first half and started developing the symptoms after the game.

None of the Michigan players out this week are any different than before. For Wisconsin, though, running back John Clay is out for the second straight week because of a bruised MCL.

"It's not worse than expected," Bielema said. "He can't go until that thing heals up. Last week he really didn't do anything. Monday we ran around for the first time and today he looked pretty good on the side. We didn't him in any live stuff, but today all his cuts and runs were 100 percent no pain so we'll move forward."

Although Clay is a great running back, Wisconsin's backups are very good as well and may be even more explosive. Freshman James White, for example, has rushed for 714 yards on only 105 carries this season, scoring 11 touchdowns. He ran for 144 yards last week against Indiana, averaging 7.6 yards a carry.

Considering how much Michigan's run defense has struggled this season, it may not matter who is back there for Wisconsin, but I actually think White will put up bigger numbers than Clay would just because he is so explosive. Clay might be tougher to bring down, but Michigan may have a tough time even catching up to White if he gets into the open field.