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Some quick injury updates

9/30/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Better late than never:

  • Iowa starting running back Shonn Greene is expected to be fine for Saturday's game at Michigan State (ESPN2, noon ET). Greene left last week's game against Northwestern with a head injury after taking a big hit from safety Brad Phillips. He was replaced by freshman Jewel Hampton, who coach Kirk Ferentz wants to keep developing. Backup Paki O'Meara will miss the Michigan State game with a knee injury. 

  • Ohio State left guard Steve Rehring should return against Wisconsin and share time with Jim Cordle. Freshman Michael Brewster will remain the starting center. Tight end Rory Nichol and linebacker Austin Spitler will miss the Wisconsin game, but sophomore linebacker Tyler Moeller is expected back. 

  • Penn State coach Joe Paterno isn't sure whether senior wide receiver Jordan Norwood (hamstring) will be ready for Saturday's trip to Purdue (ESPN, noon ET). "Well, I think he's going to be okay," Paterno said. "Don't hold me to that. ... We will work hard today, and I don't know if we can get Jordan involved in some things." Tight end Mickey Shuler (ankle) will play against the Boilers. 

  • Indiana coach Bill Lynch won't know the status of injured safeties Austin Thomas and Nick Polk until later in the week. Both players sat out last Saturday's game against Michigan State. "They're moving around better than they were a week ago," Lynch said.