Illini starting safety Sanni will miss season with Achilles' tendon injury

Illinois safety Supo Sanni is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles' tendon.

Coach Ron Zook says the junior was injured during practice Wednesday. Sanni, who was slated to start in the secondary for the Illini, was scheduled to have surgery on Thursday.

The 6-3, 220-pound Sanni, from Chicago Heights, will be able to redshirt this season and still have two years of eligibility left. He played in 11 games as a sophomore.