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Dan Persa to play against Michigan

Updated: October 3, 2011, 9:40 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northwestern senior quarterback Dan Persa practiced on Monday and will play against Michigan on Saturday, according to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald.

Persa left Saturday's game against Illinois in the fourth quarter after feeling pain in his right foot. It was Persa's first game back since rupturing his Achilles tendon last season.

"Dan worked out today and was great," Fitzgerald said during his news conference on Monday. "We expect him to be great on Saturday."

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