Hoosier Intel: Injuries and more

The injuries are piling up for the IU basketball team. Plus, who will replace Calbert Cheaney?

UPDATE: Stanford Robinson is only expected to miss 7-10 days, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Indiana released an injury update about freshman guard Stanford Robinson last night. The release was vague, but said that Robinson -- who was injured late in Friday's Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage -- is out indefinitely with a right knee injury.

Like I said, the wording is vague and it's impossible to know how much time Robinson will miss. But I'm at least a little bit concerned that the injury is worded "right knee injury" instead of the "knee bruise" we heard on Friday night. That makes me think it's a little more serious than a knee bruise, but again, we don't have a lot of concrete information there.

Freshman Noah Vonleh practiced on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, who watched the practice. Vonleh injured his ankle in last Wednesday's practice and was expected to miss the weekend.

Tom Crean said Friday that freshman Troy Williams (hand) is expected to return to practice early this week. Luke Fischer, though, is still a few weeks away, Crean said.

It's certainly a concern that Indiana has so many young players hurt so early in practice, but none of the injuries are believed to be serious so the Hoosiers should be OK in the long term.

Some other nuggets on this Sunday:

***Indiana still has not hired a replacement for Calbert Cheaney, who left his role as director of basketball operations for a coaching job on the St. Louis staff. Crean said in his IU Auditorium speech last Wednesday that he hasn't spent any time trying to find a replacement and that one may not come until the spring.

***Want a surprising fact? Walk-on guard Jonny Marlin -- who is just 5-foot-10 and 162 pounds -- is one of the strongest players on the team, according to Crean. Crean talked about Marlin's unusual strength in his speech last Wednesday night.

Marlin could be Indiana's third point guard this season.

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