Junior University of Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Head Coach Lovie Smith announced on Saturday the injury happened the previous Saturday during non-contact drills. Dudek suffered the same injury during spring drills last April and missed the 2015 season as a sophomore.
“Just unfortunate,” says Head Coach Lovie Smith. “The guy worked himself pretty hard to get back in position but injuries happen. I mean as a kid, everyone has been around him. You know he takes what he does seriously. You can tell he’s a great competitor. Great guy.”