The Covington Report: Torn ACL

In less than week Indiana has gone from feeling comfortable at the quarterback position to being in complete disarray. First Nate Sudfeld goes down and now it has been confirmed that backup Chris Covington has a torn ACL.

The hits just keep coming for the Indiana football team.

For the first five weeks of the regular season, IU pretty much completely avoided the injury bug, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Now, in a matter of 10 days, IU has lost three offensive players.

The latest is the news that backup quarterback Chris Covington has a torn ACL. It's not clear if he did it in practice early in the week or if it was suffered against Iowa on Saturday. Covington did, however, finish the game against the Hawkeyes.

IU radio voice Don Fischer, appearing on The Ride with JMV on 1070-The Fan Friday, confirmed that Covington had a torn ACL.

That comes on the heels of Monday's announcement that Nate Sudfeld is done for the season after requiring shoulder surgery on his his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Also, in the week before the Iowa game in practice, backup wide receiver Isaiah Roundtree went down with a knee injury and is done for the season, too.

What does that mean for IU's quarterback situation? Very simply, it means that either true freshman Zander Diamont or redshirt sophomore Nate Boudreau will be called upon to lead the Hoosiers for the final six games of the season.

The first debut will be later today when IU plays host to No. 8 Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium.

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