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Denard Robinson to return for Purdue game

Denard Robinson has a tough time making it through games without injury, but he has no such struggles to make his next start.

Despite leaving Saturday's game against Illinois with concussion-like symptoms, Robinson will return to practice today and lead Michigan's offense this week at Purdue. Coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday that Robinson is "good to go" for the Purdue game after passing all of his medical tests Sunday.

Rodriguez didn't confirm that Robinson suffered a concussion against Illinois, but Robinson's symptoms, which included headaches and dizziness, certainly suggest he had one.

Robinson undoubtedly is a tough kid, but his repeated in-game injuries are a concern for Michigan, despite the good play of backup quarterback Tate Forcier. I doubt much can be done since Robinson's aggressive playing style makes him so dynamic on the field. He has received 17 or more carries in eight of nine games -- Robinson had five against Bowling Green before leaving in the first quarter with an injury -- and 21 or more carries in four games.

"Shoelace" has missed time in most of Michigan's games with injuries, but he has started all nine Wolverines contests.

The more intriguing quarterback situation Saturday likely will be Purdue's. The Boilers are evaluating the health of both Rob Henry and Justin Siller, a wide receiver who started three games at quarterback for Purdue in 2008. Siller led Purdue to a win against Michigan.

If neither Henry nor Siller can take the snaps, Purdue will once again turn to true freshman Sean Robinson.