Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez says he expects defensive back Troy Woolfolk to be out for year

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez says it looks like defensive back Troy Woolfolk won't play this season because of an ankle injury.

Rodriguez says Woolfolk had surgery Tuesday and expects him to play in 2011 as a fifth-year senior. Woolfolk was hurt during a practice last week and was taken to a hospital.

He started every game last season and the team was counting on him to be a key player for its inexperienced secondary.

Rodriguez says sophomores Denard Robinson, Tate Forcier and Devin Gardner are still competing to take the first snap Sept. 4 against Connecticut.

The coach says he doesn't plan to publicly announce who the starting quarterback will be before the game.