Connor Cook shoots down rumors about shoulder

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook injured his shoulder last weekend against Maryland, but has insisted that he will play against Ohio State this weekend despite fans’ concerns.

Speaking to Joe Rexrode of The Detroit Free Press, Cook confirmed that he would be “ready to go” on Saturday.

Cook adds: "My shoulder's good, I'm gonna be ready to go. There's no issue with that."

— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) November 17, 2015

Spartans fans had better hope Cook is right, as he had to sit out the second half of the game against Maryland. Ohio State is a different kind of monster, and a win in Columbus would put the Spartans in a tie with the defending champions for top spot in the Big Ten East.

That means Cook, who has thrown for 2,482 yards and 21 touchdowns on the year, must be at full health if he is going to lead his team to victory and, in all likelihood, subsequently kill the Buckeyes’ chances of repeating as national champions.

Kickoff in Columbus is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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