MADISON, Wis. -- Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson was
taken off the field in an ambulance in the first quarter of the
Nittany Lions' game at Wisconsin on Saturday after suffering a
concussion on a sack by Erasmus James.
On first-and-10 from his 18, Robinson spun around just in time
to take a hit on the chin from the charging James, who had beaten
right guard Tyler Reed around the edge.
James' teammate, Jason Jefferson hit Robinson a split-second
later, and the ball was jarred loose.
The crowd at Camp Randall fell silent as medical personnel
attended to Robinson for several minutes. He left the field
strapped to a body board and was taken to University of Wisconsin
Hospital & Clinics, where doctors reported he was moving all his
fingers and toes.
Robinson, a junior, is a multidimensional athlete who had caught
a 49-yard pass from Zack Mills on the Nittany Lions' first play
The left-handed starter threw an interception on the next snap,
his 11th turnover in the last three games, sprained his right
shoulder on the play and was replaced under center by Robinson, who
completed 1 of 3 passes for six yards and was sacked twice.
Third-string quarterback Chris Ganter replaced Robinson.
Family crisis sends Paterno rushing home
Penn State coach Joe Paterno flew home
without his team after the Nittany Lions' loss to Wisconsin on
Saturday night when he learned his son-in-law had been involved in
a serious bicycle accident.
Paterno was told after the game that Chris Hort, the husband of
his daughter, Mary Kay, was in intensive care at Altoona General
Hospital in State College, Pa., with a head injury, school
spokesman Jeff Nelson said.
Paterno's wife, Sue, was at Camp Randall when she learned of the
accident during the first half and immediately flew back to
Pennsylvania, Nelson said.
The Lions lost to Wisconsin 16-3.