Indiana injury report: Willis questionable

October, 9, 2009
10/09/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Indiana has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at Virginia (ESPN360.com, 3:30 p.m. ET).

OUT
  • DE Darius Johnson, shoulder
  • DE Fred Jones, foot
  • LB Leon Beckum, ankle
QUESTIONABLE
  • RB Darius Willis, ankle
PROBABLE
  • OL Justin Pagan, ankle
  • OL James Brewer, ankle

Willis is the big name on the report. He struggled with ankle problems during camp and the early part of the season, but exploded for 152 yards and two touchdowns on Sept. 26 at Michigan. Ohio State held the redshirt freshman in check last week, as Willis rushed for only 23 yards on 11 carries. The ankle appears to be a lingering injury, though Hoosiers head coach Bill Lynch said Tuesday that he expects Willis to play Saturday. Willis leads Indiana with 244 rush yards and three touchdowns on 45 carries this fall. If he can't go, Trea Burgess and Demetrius McCray likely will share the carries load against Virginia.

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