Michigan State has been battling its share of injuries so far this season, but Tuesday marked the return of some to the depth chart.
Perhaps the biggest addition to the depth chart heading into Saturday’s game against Nebraska is junior defensive tackle Damon Knox, who has yet to play this season after suffering an undisclosed injury early in preseason camp.
Senior nose tackle James Kittredge and senior tight end Andrew Gleichert, both of whom have not played since the season opener against Jacksonville State, also returned to the list as did junior center Jack Allen. Allen missed Michigan State’s 56-14 win against Wyoming on Saturday.
As for their status against Nebraska, Dantonio said “They’re on the depth chart.”
” I don't talk about injuries, do I?” he said. “We'll leave it at that.”
Senior offensive lineman Connor Kruse came back last week against Wyoming and played 22 snaps, Dantonio said. Kruse is listed as the No. 2 center on this week’s depth chart after entering preseason camp as the starting right guard.
Redshirt for Sweat?
Michigan State has played six true freshmen so far this season, but defensive end Montez Sweat did not play Saturday against Wyoming.
Dantonio said he is not sure if Sweat will redshirt or continue to play.
”We'll have to see, because we have got the ability to go until six games before we have to make decisions of that nature,” Dantonio said. “The rules are you can't play in four games, so he has that ability, but we have to see how, how his injury status is, basically.”
Sweat has played in two games – against Jacksonville State and Eastern Michigan – recording four tackles and a half-sack for a loss of two yards.