Injury roundup: Denard Robinson's status for final home game remains in doubt
ANN ARBOR -- Denard Robinson's career remains in limbo. At best.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday the senior quarterback remains day to day with an injured nerve in his throwing elbow. That's been his stock response recently, and Robinson doesn't appear to be improving as quickly as the Wolverines once expected.
It's possible, perhaps likely, that Robinson has played his final game at Michigan Stadium. The No. 23 Wolverines (7-3, 5-1) host Iowa (4-6, 2-4) on Saturday in their final home game of the season.
Junior Devin Gardner, who began the season at receiver, has started for Robinson the past two weeks, will start if Robinson is unavailable.
He's played well, leading Michigan to two wins and posting two of the three best passing days of the season for the team, but Robinson remains the soul of the Wolverines. His absence Saturday, should it come to that, will be noticeable.
Hoke wouldn't address Robinson's significance to the team, noting only that "it's 23 guys' last game at Michigan. I think they're all special."
Robinson has racked up 10,425 yards in his career, a school record.
"I think that's great, but they're all special," Hoke said of the seniors.
In other injury news, Hoke said defensive end Mario Ojemudia has returned to practice and is improving. "I'm hoping he'll play," Hoke said.
Receiver Jeremy Gallon is battling an ankle injury. He played last week, hauling in a career-high seven catches, but was held off punt return to prevent further injury.
Hoke said Gallon is "fine," but wouldnt' say whether he'll be back at punt return. Freshman Dennis Norfleet started for him there last week.