Team Orange Injury Report

Three Illinois players on the orange roster missed Monday's practice due to injury.

CHAMPAIGN - Senior safety Ben Mathis (knee), sophomore offensive lineman Scott McDowell (foot) and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Vontrell Williams (foot) were held out of the Illini's first practice of the season.

Mathis, who was awarded a scholarship this spring, is expected back soon, according to coach Tim Beckman.

McDowell broke his foot during spring drills and that injury "will be a continuous thing," Beckman said.

Williams is also recovering from a broken foot. His exact return is not known. Originally listed on the blue squad, Williams was seen riding the stationary bike during Monday's morning orange team session.


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