Illini LB Calvin Hart Jr. Has Season-Ending Knee Surgery; QB Brandon Peters Won’t Start Saturday

Bielema confirms the injury status of the two highlighted players who suffered game-ending injuries in the 30-22 win over Nebraska last weekend.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

September 2, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The season opener that saw Calvin Hart Jr. earn Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week will be his last at Illinois this season.

Illinois head coach Bret Bielema confirmed Thursday in his final media conference of the week that Hart, who was his first signee out of the transfer portal, had season-ending surgery Wednesday following the knee injury suffered in the . . .

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