Football: Five Northwestern players injured in first quarter against Ball State

Alex Putterman, Web Editor

Five key Northwestern players exited with injuries during the first quarter of the Wildcats’ game against Ball State.

Sophomore safety Godwin Igwebuike, senior offensive lineman Geoff Mogus and sophomore safety Kyle Queiro were all ruled out for the rest of the game, while sophomore superback Garrett Dickerson and senior defensive tackle C.J. Robbins returned in the second quarter.

Igwebuike exited with an undisclosed “upper-body” injury, the cause of which was not apparent. The safety will not return to the game, NU announced

Mogus collided heads with a Ball State defender on a late-first-quarter run play. He was carted off the field with an apparent head injury. Mogus will not return to the game, NU announced.

Queiro, Igwebuike’s back-up, appeared to take a leg to the head and was escorted off the field.

Igwebuike and Mogus and are starters for the Cats, while Queiro is a key reserve.

Dickerson appeared to hurt his left knee while blocking on a kickoff return and had to be helped off the field but returned on NU’s first series of the second quarter. Robbins sustained what looked like a leg injury on the final play of the quarter but also returned in the second quarter.

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