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Ron Zook Provides Good News On Thornton

Hugh Thornton (Jack Lyman)

Fighting Illini coach Ron Zook provided reassuring words about the health status of offensive lineman Hugh Thornton during his weekly teleconference Sunday. He reviewed the Northern Illinois game and reminded that the team must continue to work and prepare during the upcoming bye week. Improvements must be made before hosting Ohio State in two weeks.

The hearts of all Illinois players, coaches and fans sank as sophomore offensive guard Hugh Thornton was placed gently on a stretcher and carried off the field during the Northern Illinois football game Saturday. Fortunately, the news from the doctors was as good as one could possibly hope to receive. "He's gonna be fine" Ron Zook stated. "He has a strained neck. They did an MRI and CT scan...

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