Nearly six months after first suffering a nerve contusion in a game in October, former Michigan Wolverines player Denard Robinson received "extremely positive news" from doctors regarding the injury and was told that there is no long-term damage to his ulnar nerve, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Robinson, 22, first suffered the injury when his arm was stepped on by an Illinois defender. The nerve damage caused Robinson to lose feeling in his pinky and ring fingers before a re-aggravation of the injury left numbness in his hand throughout the rest of the season.
That numbness continued through the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, but at the post-Combine medical re-check, he had regained feeling in his fingers. According to Rapoport, strength tests revealed he had double the strength in his hand than he did when he was examined at the NFL Combine fewer than 50 days earlier.
Robinson was an All-American for the Wolverines in his sophomore season as he accounted for 4,272 yards of total offense. In his senior season though, he passed the ball much less often and finished the year with 2,585 yards of total offense.
In the latest draft rankings from SB Nation's Dan Kadar, Robinson is listed as No. 182 on the big board and is ranked as the No. 23 wide receiver. At 5'11, 199 pounds, many consider Robinson to be a better fit as a running back.