Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan suffered a broken jaw in a Champaign area altercation and is expected to miss a couple weeks of training time, Bob Asmussen of IlliniHQ.com reports. Buchanan’s jaw is wired shut and the team is investigating the injury. A season ago, Buchanan tallied 7.5 sacks en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten honors.
[IlliniHQ,com: Buchanan suffers broken jaw]
[SunTimes.com: Illini DE Buchanan has broken jaw]
To make matters worse, the senior also recently had his wisdom teeth removed.
“He’ll get himself ready and he’ll get himself right,” Illinois coach Tim Beckman told Asmussen.