Freshman center Alex Olah played 21 minutes against Illinois after recovering from a concussion that sidelined him during Thursday's loss at Ohio State.
Olah played 21 minutes and had three rebounds and five points.
"He went through the whole concussion thing," Carmody said. "He has to be symptom free, he has take the baseline test, pass that, be symptom free for 24 or 48 hours, an outside doctor has to clear him and our doctor checks him again to see if he's OK. Once he's cleared, you can work out non-contact for a day. Basically, just on the bike and doing some sprints and stuff like that to see if he is symptom free. That was the case with Alex. He was cleared Saturday afternoon. He came to practice late but he came."
Carmody said Olah has fully recovered.
"I thought Mike Turner did a good job [Sunday] night," Carmody said of the player who filled in for Olah at center. "He rebounded pretty well. He did OK. I feel good about that spot."