Senior defensive end Mike Kritikos is out for the spring after suffering an unspecified left leg injury.
Kritikos was injured at Thursday morning's practice after getting tangled up with a group of offensive and defensive linemen in 11-on-11 play. Kritikos' leg was immobilized and he was carted off the field.
Last season, Kritikos played in all 13 games, had 10 tackles, three for a loss and a forced fumble.
Northern Illinois continues spring practice tonight at 6:20 p.m. at Huskie Stadium. I'll have a practice report and a video interview up here late tonight/early Saturday morning. Look for a full wrap of NIU's pro day in Saturday's Daily Chronicle.
Also, Northern Illinois Executive Vice President/Chief of Operations Eddie Williams confirmed that the Northern Illinois Board of Trustees approved a request for expenditure authority of $500,000 for the purchase and installation of the new turf at Huskie Stadium at the Board of Trustees' meeting on Thursday.