Illinois defensive tackle Teko Powell has suffered an injury to his right foot and could miss the 2015 season. Matt Wettersten of WCIA 3 reported Powell’s injury on Twitter.
#Illini DT Teko Powell could miss the season with a right foot injury. Decision coming in the next day or two on surgery.
— Matt Wettersten (@MattWettersten) August 25, 2015
A former three-star recruit out of Miami’s Norland High School, Powell has 34 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in three seasons with the Illini. Though the team has done nothing but get better under coach Tim Beckman, Illinois still finished 113th in the nation in total defense and losing Powell’s 6-foot-3, 300 pound frame for 2015 will be a tremendous loss.
Illinois opens the season at home against the MAC’s Kent State Golden Flashes on September 4.
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