Is Robinson 100 Percent For Ole Miss?

Zac Robinson has battled injuries to his hamstring, shoulder and ankle – and that doesn't even include a possible concussion – throughout the 2009 football season. The Oklahoma State senior said Tuesday that the shoulder injury he suffered on Nov. 14 against Texas Tech was more serious than first reported, and was similar to the injury which sidelined OU quarterback Sam Bradford for the season.

The Cowboys' starting quarterback said during Tuesday's news conference leading up to this weekend's Cotton Bowl showdown with Ole Miss that he suffered a sprain of the AC joint when he was blasted by Texas Tech cornerback Jamar Walls in the final moments of Oklahoma State's victory on Nov. 14.

"There was a lot of bruising, but it ended up being a (sprained AC joint)," Robinson told Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World. "I texted Sam (Bradford) after it happened and asked him about it. He said, 'Those things hurt.' It's gotten a lot better."

It was originally reported that Robinson had suffered a mild concussion and bruised shoulder in the violent collision with Walls in OSU's 24-17 victory over Texas Tech. He was forced to sit out when the Cowboys faced Colorado on Nov. 19 – ending his streak of 34 consecutive starts at quarterback for the Cowboys – but returned to play in OSU's regular season finale against Oklahoma.

But he struggled against the Sooners, completing just 9 of 21 passes for 44 yards, as the Cowboys managed just four first downs (two via penalties) and 109 total yards of offense.

"I'm going to be as healthy as I can. Right now, with practice, you can't sit back and not do anything and heal up. I expect to be feeling pretty good Saturday," Robinson said Tuesday, just four days before facing Ole Miss.

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer said, "Definitely the time off (has helped). When we lost some of our major weapons, he had to tote more of the load and become a bigger factor. I think running the ball was a big part of it and when you run the ball you have the chance of getting nicked-up.

"Although we protected him very well, we had to do some things that we normally didn't do because of the people we didn't have. So he took some shots and after a 12-game season against the people that we played, it took its toll. Unfortunately, we had some bad breaks, too. He took a shot in the Texas Tech game that looked like a train wreck. He sure looks like (100 percent now)," Brewer added.

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