Michigan loses DL Nathan Brink indefinitely due to undisclosed injury
ANN ARBOR -- Just as Michigan got a defensive lineman back, it lost another.
The Wolverines announced Monday afternoon that reserve lineman Nathan Brink suffered an undisclosed injury last week and is out indefinitely.
Brink is a former walk-on who was put on scholarship for the first time in fall camp. He is listed as the backup to Will Campbell at defensive tackle and Craig Roh at strong-side end.
The junior has two tackles, including 1.5 for loss.
Junior Jibreel Black (five tackles, including two for loss), redshirt freshman Keith Heitzman (two tackles in three games) and true freshman Ondre Pipkins (four tackles) likely will absorb Brink's snaps.
The news comes just hours after coach Brady Hoke announced that weak-side end Brennen Beyer is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Purdue (4 p.m., BTN). He missed two games with a knee injury.
Reserve Richard Ash also is expected to return to action after missing two games with an undisclosed injury.
Michigan already is without freshman defensive lineman Chris Wormley (ACL) for the season.