Daily Feature: On The Mend

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. we look back at how Indiana came out of the previous week on the injury front and which injuries are concerning moving forward.

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., AllHoosiers.com will have its ‘On The Mend’ feature that looks at Indiana injuries and how they could potentially affect the upcoming game of the week.

After two games with relatively no injuries to report, Indiana had several players that hobbled off the field Saturday at Missouri. Many were the result of temperatures in the upper 80’s on the field at game time that caused cramping issues.

In terms of significant injuries, Indiana had two in particular that we wrote about yesterday (Mullen, Oliver likely out for the season). Kenny Mullen and Marcus Oliver are out for the season with knee injuries.

Beyond that what appears to be the most significant injury was to IU placekicker Aaron Del Grosso. IU coach Kevin Wilson said after the game Saturday that Del Grosso had been trying to play through a pulled groin.

In his weekly press conference on Monday, Wilson addressed Del Grosso’s injury.

“(Del Grosso) would still be in the mix, but he's got a little bit of a lingering groin thing he's been battling, minor thing,’’ Wilson said. “And he just didn't seem to have as much pop.’’

The other injuries Saturday were more of the temperature-related issues, none of which appear to be serious.

IU running back Tevin Coleman scored IU’s first touchdown on a 1 yard run with 5:18 remaining in the first quarter but then was cramping up on the sidelines. The training staff worked on him for what seemed like close to 30 minutes before taking him to the locker room. He stayed there through halftime before returning to play the entire second half.

The other cramping issues primarily appeared to be on defense where Clyde Newton, T.J. Simmons and Nick Mangieri all had to come out of the game at various times.

Stay tuned next Tuesday for a new segment of ‘On the Mend.’ Tomorrow, AllHoosiers.com’s Ben Faunce will have our weekly ‘How They Fared’ feature that looks back at how Indiana recruits did in their games last week.

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