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Denard Robinson Expected To Play Against Indiana

Denard Robinson gave Michigan fans a serious scare when he left the Bowling Green game on Saturday with a knee injury, but there was a collective sigh of relief when it was reported that the injury wasn't serious. By all accounts, Robinson could have returned to the game if he was needed, but as the play of Tate Forcier and Devin Gardner showed, Robinson's services were not needed. Michigan rolled Bowling Green, winning by a score of 65-21, and both of the backups QBs looked good in relief of Robinson.

Although Forcier and Gardner played well against BGSU, the Big Ten is a different animal, which is why it's key that Michigan has all of its weapons ready to go against Indiana. Luckily for Michigan, it is expected that Robinson, the most dangerous weapon of all, will play on Saturday. He only has a bruised left knee, and although he will be limited today in practice, he should be good to go fully starting tomorrow.

In other injury news, running back Michael Shaw sprained his knee against BGSU and is day-to-day. Like Robinson, he is also expected to be able to practice fully on Tuesday, making it seem likely that he will be able to play against Indiana.

Tate Forcier, who was limping a bit on Saturday, apparently took a helmet to his quad. Forcier himself said that he was fine following the game, and it appears he will be ready to go on Saturday as Michigan's backup quarterback.

Fitzgerald Toussaint, who ran for 66 yards and a touchdown on only two carries in his Michigan debut on Saturday, hurt his shoulder. The severity of the injury isn't known currently, though, as further evaluation is needed.

Rich Rodriguez is optimistic that Carvin Johnson, who has been out since the UConn game, will play against Indiana. The same goes for Brandon Herron, who was injured against Notre Dame.