Found December 09, 2011 on Diehardsport:

Denard Robinson drew a lot of criticism during the year with poor decisions and several ill advised passes. This may be partially due to the many injuries Robinson faced during the year and forced him to leave four of the teams last six games.

“He had a lot of different problems he went through during the course of the season,” Brady Hoke said. “His elbow, his hand, he had an abdominal problem. He’s a tough guy. He played with it.”

In fact, Denard wasn’t just affected by injuries this year. Hoke revealed that Robinson had to endure a staph infection during the year.

Hoke, at a meeting of Friday, said that the staph infection nearly jeopardized Denard from playing games during the year, though he couldn’t remember which game they were.

According to Medicinenet, Staphylococcus or Staph Infection is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body. It’s thought that approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of the adult population is thought to have Staphylococcus bacteria on their skin or in their noses.

This Staph Infection wasn’t enough to slow Denard statistically. He finished the year with 133-for-237 passing (56.1 percent) for 2,056 yards, 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and also rushed 208 times for 1,163 yards and 16 scores.

Denard helped Michigan to a 10-2 record, and a Sugar Bowl matchup with Virginia Tech on Jan. 3rd.



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