With Threet hurting, Michigan might stick with Sheridan at QB

Updated: November 17, 2008, 11:49 AM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Michigan quarterback Steven Threet is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game at No. 10 Ohio State because of a shoulder injury.

Threet returned to the field last Saturday against Northwestern after missing a game with a concussion, but he left with about four minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The redshirt freshman has started eight of Michigan's 11 games this season.

"His injury, which I didn't know about until after the game, is more of a slight separation of the shoulder," Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday. "We'll see how he responds in the next 48 hours."

Sophomore Nick Sheridan likely will make his second straight start under center.

Rodriguez is optimistic running back Brandon Minor will play against the Buckeyes (ABC, noon ET) after missing the Northwestern game with injuries to his ribs, shoulder and wrist. Freshman running back Sam McGuffie had a death in his family and might miss Saturday's game.

McGuffie was sidelined for the Northwestern game due to a shoulder injury.

Adam Rittenberg covers the Big Ten for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.