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Denard Robinson’s nerve injury improving

Denard Robinson

Michigan receiver Denard Robinson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Michigan quarterback/wide receiver Denard Robinson has finally regained the feeling in his fingers six months after a contusion numbed his hand.

Robinson was injured in October in a game against the University of Illinois when his right arm was stepped on by an opposing player. He suffered a contusion that caused his hand to lose feeling in the pinkie and ring fingers of his hand. He re-aggravated the injury two weeks later against Nebraska and has struggled to deal with its effects ever since.

Robinson is attempting to make the conversion to receiver for his jump to the NFL. During the Senior Bowl, Robinson struggled to catch the football due to the numbness in his hands. But it appears as though those concerns are in the rear view mirror. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Robinson had the feeling back in his fingers while attending the post-combine medical re-check in Indianapolis this weekend.

The testing at the re-check showed Robinson now has double the strength in his hand that he did during initial testing at the combine in February. Per Rapoport, the injury isn’t expected to cause any long-term issues and should fully heal.