We saw two Big Ten starting quarterbacks go down with knee injuries Saturday, and the prognosis appears to be good for one and not so good for the other.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez told reporters after the Bowling Green victory that sophomore Denard Robinson could have returned after leaving with a left knee injury in the first quarter. Robinson had the wind knocked out of him and fell on his left knee along the Wolverines sideline. He had his knee wrapped but told reporters on the field after the game that he's OK. It's a big sigh of relief for Wolverines fans, although Michigan has to be concerned about Robinson's long-term health with his style of play.
The news doesn't look as promising for Purdue quarterback Robert Marve, who injured his left knee in the first half of today's loss to Toledo. Marve tore the ACL in his left knee last summer and reinjured the knee last week against Ball State before returning to start today. Coach Danny Hope said Marve would undergo additional testing to determine the severity of the injury, but Hope isn't optimistic. We should know more in the next 24-48 hours, but don't be surprised if Marve is lost for an extended period of time.
Needless to say, this would be the latest in a series of major blows for Purdue, which lost star receiver Keith Smith two weeks ago. Rob Henry would continue to lead the offense as backup Caleb TerBush is academically ineligible.