Right side of Rutgers’ offensive line fighting through injuries as they fight for their positions

Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY – As Rutgers tries to tinker with the offensive line, and mainly the right side, they’re doing it with a beat up group.

“We also have some guys that aren’t completely healthy,” head coach Kyle Flood said. “Taj [Alexander] (undisclosed) isn’t 100 percent healthy right now. Andre’s [Civil] (elbow) coming back to 100 percent healthy. Antwan’s [Lowery] (ankle) trying to come back to 100 percent healthy, Chris Muller (undisclosed) isn’t 100 percent healthy, so what that competition will ultimately be, I don’t know that. We seem to be a bit healthier from the center to the left side of the line, but we first get them all healthy.”

Against Louisville – where Rutgers gave up eight sacks – Flood tinkered with the the right side of the offensive line.

In the second quarter against Louisville, Alexander was replaced at right tackle by Civil. Soon after, Lowery replaced Muller at right guard.

The four would rotate throughout the rest of the game. A mixing and matching that will continue this week during the bye.