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Nathan Scheelhaase Injury Update: Decision On QB To Come Thursday

Illinois coach Tim Beckman will make a decision regarded junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhause after Thursday's practice, according to ESPN Chicago.

Scheelhause injured his ankle in last Saturday's game against Western Michigan and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Arizona State. The Illini are having to choose between Scheelhause, sophomore Reilly O'Toole and junior Miles Osei as the starter for the game, following Thursday's practice.

"(Scheelhaase) practiced today, so we'll see how he responds," Beckman said on Wednesday. "He's much better than he was yesterday.

"He said he felt pretty good. I think anytime you have an injury to the ankle it's going to progress. It's been progressing, and we're going to have to make that decision on Thursday after practice."

Beckman also said that if Scheelhause is unable to play, the competition between O'Toole and Osei is "neck and neck" and they'll have to use Thursday's practice as the basis for which to make the final decision.

For more on Illini football, visit Illinois blog Hail To The Orange, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Chicago.