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Injury updates: D'Andre Dill active, Kyron McKinnie-Harper questionable, Darius Bracy doubtful


D'Andre Dill tackles a New Mexico State quarterback as he throws Oct. 12 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Coming off a bye week, Central Michigan was hoping to work a handful of contributors back into its lineup. 

It seemed the team was healthier following the 48-10 victory over Northern Illinois on Nov. 2 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

According to Jim McElwain, that may not be the case. 

Redshirt freshman tight end Joel Wilson will likely miss the foreseeable future. After suffering a foot injury in Week 1 against Albany, it is unlikely that he will return to action this season. 

"He's gonna be another week away," McElwain said. "We were hoping to get him back, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen."

In the secondary, redshirt sophomore cornerback Darius Bracy left the win over the Huskies with an injury. McElwain said Bracy participated in practice but is doubtful to play in Saturday's road contest against Ball State.

His counterpart at the cornerback position, true freshman cornerback Kyron McKinnie-Harper, returned from injury last week following missing the Buffalo game. 

However, McKinnie-Haprer has suffered a minor injury. His status for this weekend's contest is up in the air. 

"Kyron probably went from doubtful to questionable," McElwain said. "He was out there today and did some things which was good to see."

McElwain did not disclose specific information on the injuries to Bracy and McKinnie-Harper. Should neither of them play, the defensive backfield would turn to redshirt freshman Montrae Braswell and sophomore Brandon Brown to fill the starting roles at cornerback.

As for senior defensive tackle D'Andre Dill, it appears that he will be in action after suffering an injury earlier this season.

"Dill was out there today working, which was good to see," he said. "Dill should go, but it's up to him."

The Chippewas take on Ball State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.