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Dan Persa expected to play this week

Updated: November 7, 2011, 6:36 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northwestern senior quarterback Dan Persa expects to play against Rice this week after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's win over Nebraska, coach Pat Fitzgerald said on Monday.

Fitzgerald spoke with Persa prior to his weekly press conference on Monday. Fitzgerald considered Persa to be day to day.

Persa injured his left shoulder during the second quarter of Saturday's win over Nebraska and did not play in the second half. He was 9-of-14 passing for 74 yards and ...

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