Thursday, September 30, 2010
Michigan injury report
By ESPN.com staff
Michigan has issued its official injury report for Saturday's road trip to Indiana.
QUESTIONABLE (50 percent chance of playing)
- LB Mike Jones, leg
- RB Michael Shaw, knee
- RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, shoulder
- S Jared Van Slyke, clavicle (out for season)
- S Mike Williams, head
- CB Troy Woolfolk, ankle (out for season)
PROBABLE (75 percent chance of playing)
- LB Brandon Herron, ankle
- LB/S Carvin Johnson, knee
- QB Denard Robinson, knee
Don't read much into Robinson's inclusion, as coach Rich Rodriguez has said multiple times this week that the sophomore will play in Bloomington. Rodriguez said on his radio show Thursday night that Robinson practiced throughout the week and did all the drills. He'll likely have to carry most of the rushing load again as both Shaw and Toussaint are out. This is a good opportunity for running backs Vincent Smith and Michael Cox to step up and assert themselves against a vulnerable Indiana defense. While the Wolverines' secondary remains a bit banged up, Johnson has been upgraded and certainly could help the defense after starting the season opener against Connecticut. Another good sign is no Tate Forcier, who sustained a bruised quad last week.