Personnel updates from around the league

November, 17, 2008
11/17/08
4:57
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Update your depth charts, people.

NORTHWESTERN

Backup quarterback Mike Kafka is expected to be fine for Saturday's regular-season finale against Illinois after sustaining a concussion in the win at Michigan.

The news isn't so good for defensive tackle Corbin Bryant, who will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury that will require surgery. Junior Adam Hahn, a two-year starter at defensive tackle, will get the start against the Illini.

OHIO STATE

Junior wide receiver/punt returner Ray Small might be able to play Saturday against Michigan (ABC, noon ET), head coach Jim Tressel said today. Small has been suspended for the last two games for repeated violations of team rules. After the suspension, Small's father told several media outlets that Ray would have a chance to return for the Michigan game.

Tressel expects running back Chris "Beanie" Wells to be fine for the game after the star junior tweaked his hamstring on a highlight-reel leap over Illinois' Donsay Hardeman in Saturday's win. Nickel back Jermale Hines (leg) is the only Buckeyes player to miss the game because of injury.

WISCONSIN

Sophomore wide receiver Kyle Jefferson likely will miss Saturday's game against Cal-Poly after sustaining a concussion in the win against Minnesota. This comes as no surprise, as Jefferson was briefly knocked unconscious and taken from the field in an ambulance.

Badgers head coach Bret Bielema expects starting right tackle Eric Vanden Heuvel (leg), starting safety Jay Valai (shin) and backup running back Zach Brown (ribs) all to be available for Cal-Poly.

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