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The University of Illinois now says sophomore linebacker Henry Dickinson is out for the season with fractures in his leg and ankle. Dickinson had been competing for a starting spot.

Illinois spokesman Kent Brown on Tuesday said the 6-4, 215-pound Dickinson was injured during a scrimmage last week.

Dickinson was competing with Houston Bates for a starting linebacker spot.

Dickinson played in 11 games as a freshman, although primarily on special teams.

Illinois expects him to redshirt this season and return in 2013 with three years of eligibility remaining.

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