Ankle injury hampers Tevin Coleman

Updated: November 11, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Brian Bennett |

Indiana will likely be without top running back Tevin Coleman when it plays at No. 22 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson said Monday that Coleman is unlikely to play after suffering an ankle sprain late in last week's 52-35 win over Illinois. Before the injury, Coleman had run for 215 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries against the Illini. For that effort, he was named the Big Ten's offensive player of the week.

Coleman, a sophomore, has 958 yards and 12 touchdowns on 131 carries this season. That's the most by an Indiana running back since 2001.

If Coleman can't play, senior Stephen Houston will be in line for more carries. Houston ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns last week and is averaging 7.3 yards per carry this season.

The Hoosiers need to win two of their final last games -- at Wisconsin, at Ohio State and home against Purdue -- to become bowl eligible.


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