Doctors still performing tests

Updated: October 14, 2009, 5:04 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier is expected to practice Wednesday and appears on track to play Saturday against Delaware State.

Forcier suffered a mild concussion in the fourth quarter of last week's 30-28 loss at Iowa. He missed practice Monday and did only some light running Tuesday.

Michigan's team doctors were still conducting some tests Wednesday, and coach Rich Rodriguez said he didn't know if Forcier had been medically cleared to play.

But Rodriguez has received favorable progress reports on the freshman.

"Talking to the trainers this morning and today, he felt a lot better," Rodgriguez said before Wednesday's workout. "We'll see how he does today. I think [Monday] he felt a lot better. ... It's just with those concussions, no matter how severe it is, you want to be 100 percent sure it's cleared up."

Rodriguez said Monday that Forcier would need to practice by Wednesday to have a chance at playing. If healthy, Forcier will get the start over classmate Denard Robinson, who replaced him against Iowa.

Forcier has started Michigan's first six games.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.

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