The glue player for the Illini is guard Chester Frazier. He is nursing a hand injury and he might not play Friday night against the Wolverines. There is some speculation that Frazier might have a broken hand. The Illinois staff won’t say if he is playing or not, they have only confirmed that he has a hand injury.
It would be a big blow to Illinois if they lost him for this game and beyond. He is a member of the Big Ten’s All Defensive team and the Big Ten’s leading assist man at 5.3 per game.