Wes Lunt remained on the sidelines at practice Wednesday, with coach Lovie Smith describing the senior quarterback as “day to day” as Illinois’ game at Rutgers approaches.
Via Scout.com, here’s what Smith had to say about Lunt at Illini practice Wednesday evening: “As you can see, Wes isn’t dressed, so he wasn’t able to practice today, but he is getting better. Need a few more days, and we’ll kind of see tomorrow. He’s day-to-day.”
Lunt left Saturday’s game against Purdue with a leg injury and did not return. He was replaced by sophomore Chayce Crouch in a 34-31 loss.
Lunt has completed 60.5 percent of his passes this season while throwing for 840 yards and six touchdowns with only one interception. Over his career at Oklahoma State and Illinois, the senior has thrown for 6, 472 yards and 40 touchdowns.
Smith said Wednesday that Lunt would play against Rutgers if he was healthy, even if he had been unable to practice during the week.
“We take everything into consideration, but if there’s a guy that’s played a lot of football and we feel like that gives us the best chance to win, we’ll play him.”