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Illini DE Buchanan has broken jaw
Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan suffered a broken jaw in a Champign
area altercation, spokesman Kent Brown said Wednesday.
“He has his jaw wired shut, but we
hope to have him back for the season,” said Brown, adding that Buchanan’s
recovery timetable won’t be set formally until he’s seen by more medical
a 6-6, 240-pound senior from Homewood-Flossmoor, was second-team All-Big Ten
last fall, when his 7.5 sacks ranked fourth in the Big Ten. He considered
declaring for the NFL draft, but opted to remain at Illinois after meeting with
new coach Tim Beckman and his staff.