Illinois will reportedly be seriously short-handed during Tuesday night’s season-opener against Jackson State.

Kofi Cockburn, the Illini All-American center, is serving a 3-game suspension from the NCAA. Beyond him, the 11th-ranked Illini are dealing with some injuries in their backcourt. 247Sports’ Jeremy Werner reported they will be without guards Andre Curbelo, Trent Frazier, and Austin Hutcherson.

Curbelo is reportedly in concussion protocol. He played 21.5 minutes a night off the bench last season, appearing in all 31 games and averaging 9.1 points and 4.2 assists.

Frazier, who Werner reported is dealing with a shoulder injury suffered in the team’s final exhibition game, started every game a season ago. In 34 minutes a night, he averaged 10.2 points, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and a pair of 3s.

Hutcherson reportedly has a tailbone injury. He’ll wait a little longer to make a highly-anticipated debut for the Illini. A transfer addition in 2019, the 6-foot-6 guard sat out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions and then redshirted in 2020-21 because of a back injury.

Illinois tips off against Jackson State at 8 p.m. ET.