The Fighting Illini are dealing with some injury troubles as they prepare to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon. Leading scorer D.J. Richardson is questionable after hurting his wrist in the team's win over Northwestern:
"He had landed on his wrist, and he had already hurt it in practice," [Illinois head coach Bruce Weber] said. "It's very sore and stiff. [Director of sports medicine Al Martindale] is working hard. He got in a little bit of practice today."
Richardson is the team's biggest three-point shooting threat, and the only player on the team shooting better than 30.9% from outside.
Worse, guard Sam Maniscalco is doubtful for Saturday due to a recurring ankle injury. Bruce Weber said Maniscalco is wearing a boot and will rest the ankle, which is expected to prevent him from playing.
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