Kiles The Latest Addition to IU Injury List

The injury situation for the IU football team isn't getting any better. One day after revealing tailback Darius Willis has been lost for the season due to a knee injury, IU announced that safety Lenyatta Kiles...

The injury situation for the IU football team isn't getting any better.

One day after revealing tailback Darius Willis has been lost for the season due to a knee injury, IU announced that safety Lenyatta Kiles has been added to the players who will be unavailable for Saturday's Homecoming contest against Arkansas State.

The junior college transfer has been ruled out due to a groin injury. He joins Willis (knee) James Brewer (ankle), Chris Adkins (ankle), Richard Council (knee) and Nick Freeland (hip) on the list of players who have been ruled out of the game. In addition to those six scratches, wide receiver Jamonne Chester's availability is also questionable due to a shoulder injury.

While Willis' loss is the biggest blow of the week to Bill Lynch's team, Kiles' absence is significant. The 5'11", 196-pounder has played in all five games and has seven tackles in the season. He was listed as Donnell Jones' back-up at free safety at the start of the week, and he started the Michigan game and recorded a season-high five tackles.

His absence is also another blow an IU secondary that has been hit hard with injuries and has been abused by opposing quarterbacks the past two weeks. Michigan's Denard Robinson and Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor combined to complete 34-of-46 throws the last two Saturdays for 611 yards and six touchdowns.


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