Michigan's bye week really couldn't have come at a better time. A number of important players were banged up before the bye, including Denard Robinson, Mike Martin and David Molk. With the team getting a week off from game action, the injured players got a chance to rest and that has allowed them to be healthy going into this week's Penn State game.
Rich Rodriguez said that Robinson was limited in practice last week, not throwing the ball a whole lot because of a shoulder injury. This week, however, he appears to be ready to practice without limitation.
He said the off week gave his shoulder and knee time to recover from injuries sustained in the season’s first seven games. Asked if he was 100 percent healthy now, Robinson said, "Oh yeah."
Martin and Molk have been cleared to practice this week. The same goes for Michael Shaw, and Fitzgerald Toussaint seems to be making progress as well. All of this is good news for Michigan, which needs to be at full strength when it plays at Penn State on Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.