Injury news from Wednesday availability before Georgia Tech

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The Hurricanes will likely get some needed defensive help against Georgia Tech. 

UM coach Mark Richt indicated DT Anthony Moten (shoulder), DT Courtel Jenkins (knee surgery), LB Darrion Owens (back from reconstructive knee surgery but apparently had some type of undisclosed issue, per Richt to WQAM on Monday) and CB Adrian Colbert (knee surgery) would all play Saturday at noon.

"Well, there's a difference between pain and an injury,'' Richt said. "Everybody has something. Usually everybody by now has something that hurts a little bit and some guys have things that hurt a little bit more than others. But almost always with those kind of injuries, when the adrenaline pumps and the blood flows in a game you tend to not feel much of anything.

"If the adrenaline is pumping and their blood is pumping and they're hobbling around, then we'll get them out of the game."

Is Adrian Colbert back?

"Adrian has practiced every day for a while now. I don't know if he's 100 percent, but he's 100 percent going to play.''

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

September 07, 2012

Confirmed: UM Canes DT Luther Robinson will not travel to Kansas State -- not good for a position that was already in need of help

Way up in the sky en route to Manhattan, Kansas for Saturday's noon game at No. 21 Kansas State.

Ah, airplane Internet connection -- the marvels of modern technology.

The not so uplifting news: CaneSport.com reported this morning that defensive tackle Luther Robinson will not be traveling to Kansas State, and I just got it confirmed by a UM official who did not want to be identified. Suffice it to say that the UM official is well informed.

The UM official said Robinson "wasn't out there all week, so I don't believe he'll be traveling. He's currently on the team, but his status is unclear.''

I have a feeling Robinson's future with the team is shaky, but don't know what the resolution will be.

CaneSport reported that "apparently, his dad went off on the coaches this week because he thought Robinson should have played more in Boston. ...Apparently, Luther got caught up in it and actually refused to practice at least one day this week. Details beyond that are still sketchy.''

From what I've been told, this is pretty accuurate.

If you recall, coaches wanted Robinson to switch to the offensive line in the offseason, but he emphatically did not want to do that. Then he got into great shape, Coach Al Golden said, and became part of the rotation at D-tackle.

Robinson forced a fumble in UM's opener at Boston College.

On the newest depth chart released Monday morning (two days after Boston College game), Robinson, a 6-3, 288-pound redshirt junior, is listed as a co-backup (along with redshirt freshman Corey King) behind starter Olsen Pierre.

Golden told us Corey King would travel to Kansas State, but he didn't say anything about Robinson.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN