The good news from Northwestern's Week 1 injury report is that Arby Fields' name doesn't appear. The sophomore running back appears to be recovered from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for part of camp, and he'll play Saturday night at Vanderbilt.
The bad news is a few more names appear, including outside linebacker Bryce McNaul, a projected starter, who is out with a shoulder injury. McNaul has shown promise in practice but can't stay healthy, missing 13 games the last two seasons. Junior Ben Johnson, who started seven games last season, likely will replace McNaul.
Veteran offensive lineman Keegan Grant also will miss the opener because of an unspecified illness.
Here's the official rundown (player, injury, status):
Safety David Arnold, foot, out
Linebacker Roderick Goodlow, knee/ACL, out for season
Guard Keegan Grant, illness, out
Wide receiver Tony Jones, shoulder, out
Linebacker Bryce McNaul, shoulder, out
Linebacker Tim Riley, shoulder, out