Per the Daily Northwestern, freshman linebacker Tommy Vitale, brother of superback Dan, is likely to be shut down for the year with an unspecified injury:
Northwestern football injury news: Freshman linebacker Tommy Vitale is likely out for the season, according to his brother Dan.
— Daily NU Sports (@DailyNU_Sports) October 13, 2015
Vitale saw snaps both on special teams and occasionally on offense as a fullback. At this point in the season, it is unlikely that Vitale will receive a medical redshirt.
The true freshmen was one of five true freshmen (along with Jordan Thompson, Montre Hartage, Flynn Nagel, Jelani Roberts) who saw playing time this year.