Xavier Henderson is in uniform and could be active today for Michigan State’s matchup with Ohio State.

The senior defensive back, who was a captain for the Spartans in all 13 games in 2021, has been out since suffering a leg injury in Week 1 against Western Michigan.

This would be a huge addition to a Spartan defense that has mightily struggled over the last 2 games. Henderson tied for the team lead in tackles in 2021, finishing the season with 96. Henderson has 3 INTs and 3 sacks in his career as well.

The Spartans will need their star if they have any chance against a tough Buckeye team. Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud is a Heisman favorite and has several reliable targets at his disposal.

The Spartans hope to put an end to their 2-game skid. In Week 4, the Spartans suffered a loss to Washington, and then got blown out last week at home against Minnesota.