December 01, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says safety RJ Williamson is practicing again, but he probably won't play in this weekend's Big Ten championship game against Iowa.

Williamson hasn't played since Oct. 3 and he needed surgery on a torn bicep. The fifth-ranked Spartans are hoping the senior will be back for a bowl or playoff game after this week's showdown with the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes.

Michigan State's secondary has had its problems without Williamson and injured cornerback Vayante Copeland, but the Spartans have played better lately.

Dantonio did not provide an update on fullback Trevon Pendleton, who left last weekend's win over Penn State with an apparent leg injury.

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