Lynch: Dedmond out; Other news from Big Ten

Indiana coach Bill Lynch said Tuesday that junior tight end Max Dedmond will miss Saturday’s game with a knee injury. He said he doesn’t have a complete diagnosis on the injury or a timetable for his return, but he still doesn’t expect the injury to be season-ending.

Dedmond’s was one of several pieces of injury news discussed on the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday morning, some positive, some not so much.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said he expects sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson to be back in action this week. He had an MRI on his shoulder last week after leaving the game against Iowa. Tests showed no structural damage, Rodriguez said, and Robinson just needed rest.

Penn State will likely be without its quarterback for Saturday’s game against the Wolverines, however. PSU coach Joe Paterno said freshman quarterback Robert Bolden was “having some memory problems,” after taking a hit to the head against Minnesota on Saturday, and it was doubtful that he would be able to play. Paterno also said that defensive end Jack Crawford (foot) could be out for the game.

Purdue’s Danny Hope said he expects to get quarterback Rob Henry back this week. Hope said Henry’s injury is “a laceration” and the only thing that would keep him off the field is if the wound becomes infected.