Chase Brown, the nation’s leading rusher, is expected to play against Michigan Saturday afternoon. Brown suffered a leg injury in last week’s loss to Purdue and was limited in practice this week.

According to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Brown is “good to go” for Illinois’ bout with No. 3 Michigan.

Brown has 1,442 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns so far this season. He’ll have his work cut out for him against a Michigan unit that is No. 1 in the country at stopping the run.

The Fighting Illini still have a small chance to win the B1G West, but will need a win and some help to do so.

Crazier things have happened.