Offensive lineman Luke Shively was hurt against Ball State, but practiced Sunday and was expected to see limited practice reps Monday.
Unless something unforeseen happens, Carey said he expects Shively to play Wednesday as well.
Work like a dog: The game Wednesday against Western Michigan will be the sixth in the past 24 days for the Huskies. It will be their second short turnaround of the season – the six-day week is the second shortest since a five-day week at the start of midweek play.
Carey said it boils down to being healthy, feeling fresh and being mentally ready to go.
“That means as much as any X and O you can do at this point in the season,” Carey said. “I like the way [the players have] attacked the practices. They’ve been a little shorter, but they have to be.”
He also said the mental aspect has a direct relationship with the physical one.
“The way you attack that mentally dictates a lot of how your body feels,” Carey said. “They’ve attacked that very, very well.”