Bloomington – Injuries continue to wreak havoc on IU's football team as it tries to find a way to bring an end to its five-game losing streak.
IU Coach Bill Lynch said second-string guard Dennis Zeigler will undergo season-ending knee surgery on Wednesday, while fellow guards Andrew McDonald and Cody Faulkner haven't been cleared by the medical staff to return to practice after being "dinged" in Saturday's 55-13 loss to Illinois.
Junior wide receiver Andrew Means, meanwhile, is also expected to be held out of practice today due to a hand injury. The team's second-leading receiver with 25 catches, Means has a cast on his hand and Lynch said his availability for Saturday won't be clear until later this week.
If there's any good news on the injury front it's with quarterback Kellen Lewis, who appears to have a chance to return to the field this weekend. Lewis suffered a high ankle sprain late in the first of IU's 45-9 loss to Iowa, and he didn't make the trip to Champaign for the Hoosiers' 55-13 loss to the Illini.
"Kellen did more yesterday than he did last week," Lynch said. "We'll still use the term questionable, but certainly more hopeful. I don't know how much he'll do (at practice) today. But he did more yesterday."
Keep up with the Hoosiers for less than $10 per month!! Sign up for a 7-day Free Trial to HoosierNation.com to what you've been missing. You'll get recruiting updates, recruit videos, expert commentary, breaking news - everything you need from HoosierNation.com!! Try it for seven days...FOR FREE!!
Zeigler Done For Season, IU Hopeful on Lewis
Peegs.com Top Stories
Kevin Wilson Radio Show recapKevin Wilson had his weekly radio show tonight and Peegs.com has a recap of what the IU head coach talked about.
Indiana's Collin Hartman has knee surgeryIndiana senior forward Collin Hartman had successful surgery on his left knee on Monday and is now set to begin his rehabilitation.
Bailey named a Campbell Trophy semifinalistIndiana offensive lineman Jacob Bailey has been announced as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
B1G Teleconference: Coach Wilson transcriptRead the full transcript of what Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson had to say yesterday on the weekly Big Ten Coaches Teleconference.