Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell will not play Saturday against Rutgers, Michigan State announced.
Malik McDowell out today for Michigan State vs Rutgers
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) November 12, 2016
McDowell, a potential NFL first-round pick, left last weekend’s game against Illinois with an apparent ankle injury. Freshman Auston Robertson is listed as McDowell’s back-up on the official Michigan State depth chart.
In better news for the Spartans, injured quarterback Tyler O’Connor is dressed and warming up. Second-stringer Damion Terry is also warming up.
Additionally, two players who missed last week’s game appear ready to go against the Scarlet Knights. Left tackle Kodi Kieler, who was out with an injury last week, is dressed and warming up, as is tight end Jamal Lyles, who was suspended for violation of team rules.
Rutgers and Michigan State kick off at noon E.T. in East Lansing.