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Illinois reserve Frazier out 4-8 weeks

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois freshman guard Chester Frazier
will miss four to eight weeks because of an injury to his left leg,
a team spokesman said Wednesday night.
An MRI determined Frazier had suffered a slight tear and strain
of his left quadriceps muscle, spokesman Derrick Burson said.
Frazier won't be able to begin rehabilitation for a week to 10 days
so swelling can subside, Burson said.
Frazier hurt his leg before Monday's game against
Arkansas-Little Rock, but he told coach Bruce Weber he's not sure
how the injury occurred. He did not play Monday night.
Frazier averaged 16 minutes in the first seven games as senior
Dee Brown's primary backup at point guard.
Weber said Tuesday that if Frazier were to miss significant time
junior Rich McBride and redshirt freshman Calvin Brock could see
more playing time at point guard. Weber won't consider the
possibility of Frazier taking a medical redshirt to preserve his
freshman eligibility unless it's clear his return wouldn't come
until deep into the Big Ten season, Burson said Wednesday night.