The full extent of Northwestern’s struggles this year aren’t necessarily attributable to injuries, but they certainly aren’t helping!
The program released Thursday that NU will be without Isaiah Bowser and JJ Jefferson on the offensive end as the team travels to Indiana this weekend.
The injury frustrations continue for Bowser, who will now miss his third game of the season. He really hasn’t looked to be full strength since he went down with a foot injury against Stanford back in August. Out wide, Jefferson will miss his first game of the year after suffering an injury against Iowa last week.
The Jefferson injury is a huge blow to a NU passing offense that is already one of the country’s worst. He is the only Wildcat to catch a touchdown pass this season, and outside of the injured Bennett Skowronek, he’s one of the team’s only legit deep-ball threats.
A friendly reminder that the injury report only pertains to people listed on the two-deep for the week. On Monday, we learned that Earnest Brown IV would be out for the season and that defensive tackle Trevor Kent would likely miss this weekend’s game also.