Donovan Peoples-Jones appears to be making his season debut at Wisconsin


It appears Donovan Peoples-Jones will make his season debut at Wisconsin Saturday at noon.

Michigan’s leading wide receiver in 2018 (47 REC, 8 TDs), Peoples-Jones was ruled out the first two games of the season with what appeared to be an ankle injury. During U-M’s home opener against Middle Tennessee State, the junior wideout was in a walking boot. In Week 2 against Army, the boot was off but Peoples-Jones was again in street clothes.

Per this photograph from WolverinesWire’s Isaiah Hole, Peoples-Jones traveled to Wisconsin and is dressed for warmups for the first time this season.

Typically speaking, if a player travels, he’s playing. As far as the capacity of said playing time, that varies on the injury. 

All that being said, it would be surprising to not see U-M’s star wideout playing at some point at Wisconsin Saturday. Being used in limited snaps, or as a primary decoy in formations, is typically how teams handle receivers off lower-body injuries to avoid further, lingering injury.

But again, it’s all case-by-case, injury-by-injury.

Regardless, look for Peoples-Jones to take the field in uniform on Saturday.


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