Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after he was shot in the hand during a shooting at a house party near campus early Sunday.
Coach Ron Zook said the incident happened after the slumping Illini lost their fourth game in a row. Henry had surgery Sunday to repair the injury. He was shot above his right wrist, the bullet exiting through his ring finger, rupturing an artery and breaking bones, he told the Chicago Tribune in a phone interview from his hospital bed.
"Someone called and told me one of the younger [players] got beat up and needed a ride home," said Henry, who is 27 and had been at home with his wife and daughter. "I was only there for three minutes. I was trying to get everyone in the car. [Someone] started shooting. It's crazy."
Urbana police said two others were wounded in the shooting, which occurred before 3:30 a.m. Zook said several Illinois players -- largely underclassmen who weren't immediately publicly identified -- were at the party. Police said the gunfire followed a fight.Other injuries
• Missouri's Henry Josey, the Big 12's leading rusher, had surgery on his left knee Sunday, a day after tearing his patellar tendon vs. Texas. He finished his sophomore season with 1,168 yards rushing and 8.1 yards per carry.
• Texas senior running back Fozzy Whittaker saw his college career end in the same game after he tore ligaments in his right knee. He had a team-high nine touchdowns.
• Auburn cornerback T'Sharvan Bell is out for the season because of a knee injury, a significant blow to an already-struggling secondary.
• Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros will have surgery for a broken right ankle, sidelining him for the Bearcats' last three regular-season games.Late Saturday
No. 25 Southern Miss 30, Central Florida 29: The host Golden Eagles (9-1) held on to beat the Knights (4-6) when safety Jacorious Cotton got a hand on Blake Bortles' two-point conversion pass on the game's final play.