As if Indiana didn’t have enough injury issues to deal with this week, the Hoosiers will now be without junior safety Lenyatta Kiles, who is listed as out on Friday’s injury report with a groin injury.
Kiles joins sophomore running back Darius Willis, who was reported out for the season with a patella tendon injury Thursday, as well as safety Chris Adkins (ankle) right tackle James Brewer (ankle), cornerback Richard Council (knee) and kicker Nick Freeland as players who were listed as out on the injury report.
Wide receiver Jamonne Chester (shoulder) is listed as questionable.
Kiles had been earning playing time as the third safety behind junior Donnell Jones and senior Mitchell Evans and was playing as the third safety in five-defensive back formations. Redshirt freshman Lawrence Barnett is likely to take his spot.
Darius Willis runs the ball against Michigan. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
Indiana announced Thursday sophomore running back Darius Willis will miss the remainder of the season with a patellar tendon injury. Willis will undergo surgery on Wednesday and the team’s medical staff expects a full recovery, the university said in a release.
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Keith Smart got his chance to be an NBA head coach last month with the Golden State Warriors. Associated Press photo
We’ll be chatting live at 11 a.m. here. I think it’s Hugh’s turn in the rotation. One way or the other, I’ll be there.
Indiana’s second exhibition will be against Division II Ferris State, Tom Crean said Wednesday.
The game, scheduled for Nov. 8, will tip-off at 7 p.m. and be live-streamed at BigTenNetwork.com.
Forward Justin Keenan is the preseason national player of the year for at least one media outlet, and Crean said this should be a tough test for the Hoosiers.
That was the most newsy thing to come out of Wednesday’s availability, but there were other bits of info.
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