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|Illini LB Out For Regular Season With Wounded Hand
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after he was shot in the hand during a large house party near campus.
Illini coach Ron Zook says Henry had surgery Sunday. Urbana police say two others were wounded during the gunfire that happened before 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Zook says a handful of Illinois players, largely underclassmen, were at the party but were not injured. Zook says Henry only came to the party to clear out the other players when the gathering turned chaotic.
Henry is a two-year starter for the Illini (6-4, 2-4 Big Ten), who have lost four straight games. He is ninth on the team in tackles and has two interceptions.
Zook says Henry's availability for a bowl game is unclear.
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