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Injury updates from around the league

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Wisconsin starting left tackle Gabe Carimi could return for Saturday's clash with No. 6 Penn State (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) despite leaving the Ohio State game with a right knee injury. Carimi returned to the field on crutches last Saturday night, but head coach Bret Bielema said the sophomore's status improved on Sunday.

Redshirt freshman Josh Oglesby replaced Carimi against the Buckeyes and would start Saturday if Carimi cannot go.

Badgers cornerback Aaron Henry (knee) will redshirt the season barring a personnel emergency, but tight end Garrett Graham (foot) will return to practice this week.

"Our expectation, unless anything happens during the course of the week, is we'll probably as healthy as we've been since camp," Bielema told reporters. "Travis Beckum had no ill-effects and performed fairly well. Garrett -- I saw him in the pool this morning -- is going to make it a go tomorrow and he feels a lot better than he did a week ago at this time."

Michigan's injury report now includes starting wideout Martavious Odoms (shoulder), starting defensive end Brandon Graham (leg infection), tackle Perry Dorrestein (head) and starting cornerback Donovan Warren (quadriceps). Coach Rich Rodgriguez expects Warren to play and Odoms and Dorrestein to practice this week. The Wolverines will decide after practice this week whether or not to redshirt promising wideout Terrence Robinson (knee).

"Graham still has a leg infection, and we'll limit him a little bit and see how that progresses," Rodriguez said at his weekly news conference.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald expects right tackle Kurt Mattes (knee) and running back Stephen Simmons (ankle) to play Saturday against Michigan State (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET). Guard Keegan Grant (ankle) and wide receiver Andrew Brewer (undisclosed) ran well at practice Sunday night and could be back.

"We're as healthy as maybe we've been five weeks into the season in a couple years," Fitzgerald said at Monday's news conference.