Created:Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:30 p.m.CST
Updated:Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:42 p.m.CST
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PRACTICE NOTES: Carey says injured WR Lewis will 'be fine'

By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois junior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis suffered a leg injury during Monday morning’s practice and didn’t practice Tuesday.

The injury doesn’t seem serious, but it sounds as if Lewis should be out for at least a few days while it heals. Lewis should be a big weapon for Jordan Lynch this season.

“He’ll be fine,” NIU coach Rod Carey said after Tuesday’s practice at Huskie Stadium. “He just needs some time with it. He’ll be back.”

Other notes from Tuesday’s practice:

• Both sophomore Matt McIntosh and redshirt freshman Drew Hare have been taking snaps at quarterback with the second team.

It’s still too early for Carey to decide who will be the backup quarterback, but he said it’s a tight competition.

“Right now, it’s pretty close. I think they’re competing, which is healthy,” Carey said. “I’m not ready to say which one’s got it yet because I think it’s that close.”

• Junior defensive tackle Anthony Wells hasn’t practiced yet while recovering from a broken foot. Carey hopes to have Wells back soon, and said he’ll be practicing before the season opener.

• I’ve seen freshman wideout Aregeros Turner get first-team reps the past few days. He’s got a great shot to see the field as a true freshman.

• Tight end Tim Semisch caught a couple of touchdowns in red-zone drills Tuesday. I’m interested to see how the Huskies use the 6-foot-8, 266-pounder this year.

• NIU continues fall camp today, with practices at 10:05 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. All practices are open to the public.

Does NIU coach Rod Carey get enough credit for NIU's season?
Yes
No