Oct. 27, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -Iowa starting running back Adam Robinson is likely out for at least the rest of the regular season with an ankle injury.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said he was hopeful Robinson can return for a bowl game after suffering a high left ankle sprain in last week's 15-13 win at Michigan State. The back said he rolled the ankle late in the game.

The loss of Robinson, who rushed for 629 yards and five TDs, shrinks what's already a slim margin of error for the 7th-ranked Hawkeyes, who rank 86th in the nation in scoring offense.

Iowa (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will replace Robinson with fellow freshman Brandon Wegher, who has for 321 yards in relief of Robinson this season. Iowa hosts Indiana on Saturday.