Denard Robinson Injury: Michigan Quiet About Injury as Season Is Changing

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 16, 2011

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a first down during the first quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Michigan fell for the first time this season. The loss came at the hands of rival Michigan State.

The oddest part about the game is that Denard Robinson came out of the game in the fourth quarter with an unspecified injury.

The injury was likely caused by a hit from a Michigan State defender who appeared to give him a late hit.

Denard Robinson only completed nine of his 24 passes, and he had one touchdown and one interception.

If Robinson’s injury is more serious than it appears, Michigan will likely have their season turned around, and the loss to their rivals will not be the only loss.

Robinson is a playmaker that capitalizes on opportunities to make big plays.

An eye for game-changing, momentum-shifting passes is something that Michigan needs to bury teams, and without it, they will be a grind it out-type of team.

Fans and critics have not seen if Michigan is capable of that kind of offense. Everyone knows that they can put up the points behind Robinson, but they do not know the true character of this team.

The season appears to be changing now that they are not an undefeated team anymore.

It relieves a little bit of pressure which will be welcomed by the Wolverines. It also allows them to step back and have only one thing to worry about now, and that is their BCS ranking and position.

They no longer are playing for the undefeated record, and the cloud is not hanging in their eyes.

They have the opportunity now to capitalize on the lessening of stress, but they will need Denard Robinson, and will be hoping his unnamed injury does not stand in the way.