Illini’s Henry out for season after shot

Illinois says starting linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the
rest of the season after he was wounded during a shooting early
Sunday near campus.

Illini coach Ron Zook says Henry is recovering from hand surgery
following the shooting that Urbana police say also wounded two
other people before 3:30 a.m. Sunday at a large house party.

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 has lost four straight games.

Henry is ninth on the team in tackles and has two
interceptions.