"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Injury Wranglin' (Updated 11/17)
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This week's changes: Removed Riley, Biggs, Englemon, Barringer. Added Long. Injury information is very thin out there and no one's status has been confirmed, but I believe that everyone on the list is available except Arrington, Mundy, and McClintock. That does not mean they're 100%. I would not be surprised to see Manningham hampered by the knee issue he picked up on the punt return. Given what is known about the rest of the injuries I think everyone else should be ready to go, but don't rush out to your bookie based on this post.
|RB||Hart||Rolled ankle||Iowa||DTD||probable||Carr last week: "Mike Hart will play, definitely." He didn't. Precaution or ominous note? No one knows.|
|WR||Arrington||Ankle sprain||NIU||season||out||Carr: "If I had to guess, I would say he will not play this year."|
|WR||Manningham||undisclosed||IU||DTD||probable||Doesn't seem too bad but apparently he's got something wrong; guess is a strain or a pull of some sort.|
|OL||Long||Ankle aggravation||IU||DTD||probable||Left after a couple series against the Hoosiers, probably just as a precaution.|
|OL||Kraus||Minor knee||NW||DTD||probable||Did not play against IU.|
|DE||Woodley||Deep arm bruise||Iowa||DTD||probable||Did see some time against IU.|
|LB||McClintock||Chronic back issues||preseason||DTD||doubtful||Not dressing.|
|LB||Graham||Two broken thumbs||PSU||~3-4 weeks||playing||Returned against NW; played more than Thompson.|
|S||Mundy||Shoulder||preseason||season||out||Probably will return by spring.|
Exited the list: Riley, Barringer, Englemon, Biggs.
Almost Off: Hart, Kraus, Graham, Woodley, Long, Manningham.