Thursday, October 21, 2010
Indiana injury report
Indiana has issued its official injury report for Saturday's game at Illinois.
- RB Darius Willis, knee (out for season)
- OL Josh Hager, knee (out for season)
- S Chris Adkins, ankle
- OT James Brewer, ankle
- CB Richard Council, knee
- K Nick Freeland, hip
- S Lenyatta Kiles, groin
- RB Nick Turner, concussion
The two areas of concern are the secondary and the offensive line. Indiana's injuries in the secondary aren't new, but the Hoosiers have to find ways to limit big pass plays without Adkins, Council and Kiles on the field. An arguably bigger issue is offensive line depth, as protecting star quarterback Ben Chappell will be paramount in the final six games. Brewer's continued absence hurts, and Hager's season-ending injury means sophomore Marc Damisch gets the nod as the starting right tackle against a good Illinois defensive line. Turner's absence places a bigger burden on Trea Burgess as Indiana's featured running back.