Michigan football's Daxton Hill expected to be healthy, ready for Michigan State game

Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press
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Michigan football safety Daxton Hill left in the first half of Saturday's game with an apparent injury and did not return. After the game, Harbaugh said the sophomore was "being evaluated."

It seems like the Wolverines will get Hill back for this Saturday's game against Michigan State (noon, Fox).

"I think he's going to be fine," U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said in his Monday news conference. "Anticipate him practicing mid week, tomorrow or Wednesday."

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Hill's replacement Saturday was freshman Makari Paige, who also played as the third safety when Hill was available.

Harbaugh also said Monday that kicker Quinn Nordin should be ready to go against MSU. Nordin, a fifth-year senior, "has been working through something" health-wise, Harbaugh said after Saturday's win over Minnesota.

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He and junior Jake Moody were in a battle for kicking duties this offseason. Moody made all seven extra points on Saturday but missed all three of his field goal attempts, tries of 38, 48 and 33 yards.

Moody made 6 of 9 field goals last season before Nordin took over late, going 10-for-10 to finish the season, including a 57-yarder in the Citrus Bowl.

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