Injuries continue to impede Eagles

Injuries have impeded the Eastern Michigan football team so far this season and more red flags were raised when senior linebacker Great Ibe did not see the field Saturday night against Louisiana State University.

When asked about Ibe’s status moving forward, coach Chris Creighton said that it was “not a long term injury.”

“I think in an emergency we could have played him,” Creighton said. “We are expecting him to be back [Saturday].”

Although Ibe’s status was good news for the team, Creighton also had an injury update on sophomore defensive lineman Jeremiah Harris.

“It is a six-week [injury],” he said. “They’ll revisit it and that is the window that we got. He won’t be with us this week.”

Harris has missed the previous two games so the expectation is four more weeks of recovery.

Ibe and Harris are two more injuries added to the list of key players to go down.

Redshirt sophomore Reggie Bell went down with a broken jaw in the first game of the season against Old Dominion. His timetable is six weeks from time of the injury. According to that, he should be back roughly in time for the Toledo or Northern Illinois game.

Eastern Michigan also lost senior captain defensive end Pat O’Connor before the season. O’Connor is taking a medical redshirt and will miss the entire 2015 season.

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