Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Each Big Ten team is nursing a number of injuries as they head into the heart of conference season.
A number of Big Ten players are dealing with injury as the season enters conference play.
The Michigan Wolverines have been dealing with multiple player injuries all season long. Five players have already been declared out for the remainder of the season including cornerback Blake Countess.
Minnesota is still without starting quarterback MarQueis Gray who is nursing a high ankle sprain. He is not expected to play Saturday.
Ohio State has three players presently nursing injuries. Running back Jordan Hall is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's contest against Michigan State with a knee injury. Running back Warren Ball is also out with a foot injury. He has no time table for return. Defensive back C.J. Barnett is day-to-day with an ankle injury. He missed the last two games for the Buckeyes.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers suffered no significant injuries Saturday, but have three players who will miss the remainder of the season--linebacker Zaire Anderson and wide receivers Tyler Wullenwaber and Tim Marlowe.
Purdue has two players who are considered day-to-day. Tackle Patrick Bade and wide receiver Ishmael Aristide are both dealing with knee injuries and are in question for the Boliermakers upcoming game with Michigan.
For Illinois, wide receiver Darius Millines is questionable for Saturday with an ankle injury which has forced him to miss the past two games. Lineman Hugh Thornton is also considered day-to-day after missing Saturday's game.
Indiana lost wide receiver Kofi Hughes Saturday with a leg injury. He is considered day-to-day. The Hoosiers have been forced to play all of 2012 without quarterback Tre Roberson who is out for the season with a broken leg.
Wisconsin looks to get back defensive lineman Brendan Kelly and Pat Muldoon soon. Each missed the Badgers contest Saturday with Nebraska, Kelly with an injured hamstring and Muldoon with an injured thumb.