At this Sunday press conference, Ron Zook declared Juice Williams "day-to-day" with a sprained left ankle.
On a quarterback keeper, Williams was pummled by two Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday. The dual hit forced Williams to fumble and miss the remainder of the game. Backup Jacob Charest replaced Williams and went 10 for 19 for 185 yards and a touchdown pass to Arrelious Benn.
"I thought Jacob played extremely well and I'm very proud of him," Zook said. "I thought everybody stepped up. That's the game. Everybody's losing players. Iowa lost their guy."
Zook said Williams status for the Northwestern game (Saturday, 11am CT, ESPN or ESPN2) remains questionable.
Other injury news
Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins and tight ends Michael Hoomanwanui and Hubie Graham did not travel with Illinois to Minneapolis. Both Jenkins and Hoomanawanui are dealing with ankle injuries.
Jenkins was the closer of the two from playing on Saturday and should be ready to go against the Wildcats.
Zook remains optimistic about Hoomanawanui's return for Northwestern, listing the senior captain as "probable."
Graham missed the Minnesota game due to the death of his grandmother and his status for Northwestern is unknown but he will probably miss the early week practices.