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Perez out indefinitely

Indiana football coach Bill Lynch said freshman running back Matt Perez hasn’t had his knee evaluated yet after injuring it in Tuesday’s practice, but one thing is still obvious.

“He’s going to be out for a while,” Lynch said. “It’s hard to say until the doctors have a chance to evaluate him. We’ll know more when we get the results, it will probably be the first of the week, but he’s going to be out for a while.”

Perez was expected to redshirt this season anyway, but an extended injury would obviously limit the value of the year with the program. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder had an impressive preseason camp after rushing for 2,246 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill.

In positive injury news, junior wide receiver Dre Muhammad returned to practice Wednesday after missing about two weeks with an ankle injury. Junior wide receiver Tandon Doss (groin) is still out, but is expected to return to practice Monday, which would put the receiving corps close to full strength.


More mixtape action

Check out these videos of Victor Oladipo, Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea. They come from One Entertainment Hoops. Very good stuff.



Words do not describe …

Both the Big Ten Network’s love of Ro*Tel, and my love of the Big Ten Network for loving Ro*Tel.

Rotel

Here is the link to the contest (the above is just a screen grab). You could win pretty cool stuff, but more importantly you also get the honor of saying Ro*Tel and you are linked for eternity (or, you know, the year of free groceries).


Big Ten Icon No. 38: Calbert Cheaney

The Big Ten Network is counting down the conference’s top 50 icons (based entirely on their collegiate careers) and it finally got to its first Hoosier: Calbert Cheaney.

You can explore Cheaney’s “locker” (photo gallery, story, etc…) and that of the other icons named so far here. Below is the video presentation.


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Freshman Perez suffers ugly injury

Matt Perez was supposed to redshirt this season anyway, but the Indiana freshman running back may be spending more of his redshirt campaign healing than he would like.

The 5-foot-11, 225-pound running back suffered an ugly knee injury during Tuesday’s practice. The Hoosiers were not practicing in full pads, so there was no full tackling involved, but Perez planted his right foot awkwardly and fell to the ground. He was hit by safety Aaron Burks at the same time, forcing his leg to shift, causing the injury. Perez lay on the ground for several minutes before trainers carried him off the field, then drove him away from the practice facility.

After practice, Indiana coach Bill Lynch said he didn’t know the extent of the injury and hadn’t yet met with the athletic training staff.

Perez was Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and ESPNChicago.com’s prep player of the year in 2009 when he rushed for 2,246 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior at Maine South in Park Ridge, Ill.

Several other players were held out of Tuesday’s practice including defensive end Darius Johnson (hamstring), defensive end Kevin Bush (neck stinger), cornerback Andre Kates (hip), wide receiver Tandon Doss (groin) and wide receiver Dre Muhammad (ankle). Freshman wide receiver Logan Young and tight end Leneil Himes both returned to action after sitting out several days of practice last week.



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