Michigan RB Vincent Smith sits with injury, and more on Denard Robinson's 'boo-boo'
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan senior running back Vincent Smith is currently dealing with a hamstring injury, while senior quarterback Denard Robinson continues to fight off an apparent arm "boo-boo."
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said Saturday that Smith did not play Saturday during Michigan's 45-0 win over Illinois due to a hamstring injury.
He did not specify anything further on Robinson's injury, which caused him to miss a series in the first half.
"Vince we didn't play at all," Hoke said. "Because he had a little bit of a hamstring."
While Smith -- who has 61 rushing yards and two touchdowns in five games -- never saw the field, Robinson was forced to exit late in the first quarter after rushing for an 8-yard gain down to the Illinois 1-yard line.
After the play, Robinson immediately got up and ran off the field, appear to favor his right arm/wrist/hand.
He received attention from the Michigan training staff on the sideline while backup quarterback Russell Bellomy entered the game to replace him. After Michigan settled for a field goal, Bellomy also took the snaps on Michigan's next drive -- which resulted in a punt.
Robinson then re-entered the game with 8:37 to play in the half, and promptly led Michigan on its third scoring drive of the game -- capping things with his own 6-yard touchdown run.
"It was just a boo-boo," Hoke said afterward. "Any time any guy gets dinged up, and boo-booed, you always worry about it."
Robinson wasn't any more forthcoming about the injury.
"It was just a boo-boo," Robinson smiled. "Everybody gets hurt. It was all good.
"I came back in, it didn't bother me at all. ... It was a funny bone, nothing serious."
Michigan senior guard Ricky Barnum also missed snaps in the first quarter after suffering an apparent leg injury. Barnum was initially replaced by sophomore Joey Burzynski, but returned to action one series later.
Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan did not participate with the first-string offense during warmups, but started anyway before exiting the game in the second half after things had gotten out of reach.
Also, fullback Stephen Hopkins missed his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury, while fifth-year senior tight end Brandon Moore (knee) dressed for the first time since the season-opener against Alabama.