Northwestern injury report: Week 2

Northwestern has issued its official injury report for Saturday's home opener against Illinois State.


  • Safety David Arnold, foot

  • Linebacker Roderick Goodlow, knee (ACL, out for season)

  • Guard Keegan Grant, illness

  • Wide receiver Tony Jones, shoulder

  • Defensive tackle Niko Mafuli, knee

  • Linebacker Tim Riley, shoulder


  • Linebacker Bryce McNaul, shoulder

Mafuli, the team's No. 3 defensive tackle, sustained the injury last week at Vanderbilt and will be replaced by Will Hampton. McNaul actually has been upgraded after being listed as out on the Week 1 injury report. He should be back for Big Ten play, if not sooner, although his injury history is a concern. Northwestern also would like to get Arnold back on the field, as the depth situation at safety isn't great.