Sunday Teleconference: Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo's Status Uncertain for Ohio State

Rutgers returned to New Jersey after an epic 55-52 comeback victory over Indiana, and coach Kyle Flood spoke with local media about the latest on receiver Leonte Carroo's injury and key plays in the victory over the Hoosiers.

There is no Sunday update on Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo, who could not finish yesterday’s 55-52 victory over Indiana after a leg injury on his third touchdown of the day.

Carroo and the Scarlet Knights returned late Saturday to New Jersey and begin Ohio State preparation this evening.

“Really nothing,” said coach Kyle Flood when asked what he could say about the injury. “The players as a team, they’re still checking in with the medical staff. Everybody is being evaluated. It would probably be premature anyway today to do anything. We’ve got a little run-through today where we’ll run a little bit but there’ll be no contact and things like that and tomorrow’s a day off. We’ll put something out tomorrow.”

Flood releases a weekly injury report Monday afternoons, and Carroo will likely be on it after his Saturday injury.

Junior Carlton Agudosi replaced Carroo during the comeback against Indiana, and finished with three catches and 72 yards.

“It’s the job of the coaches to put the players in the best position possible and it’s the job of the players to be ready if called upon, and I’m really proud of Carlton for doing that. When he was called upon in that game, he came out and he was ready.”

Other Commentary

Flood on fake punt: “It’s a play that we practiced for quite a while. We felt that it would have a great opportunity to be effective, and we were in the right field zone to call it.”

Flood on defensive fourth quarter: “None of those things are possible if we don’t keep battling, and that’s the one thing that we have done and what I’m most proud of with this defense is that they kept battling. They kept learning as the game went on and in the fourth quarter, we played really good defense.”

Flood on Isaiah Wharton: “I don’t know if what he did had anything to do with Bless [Austin] being out because Isaiah was playing a lot anyway. He’s playing every game, even within the game with more and more confidence. … He broke up a big pass, I think it was a third down, early in the game, had the interception later. He’s getting better. He’s a young guy. He’s got a long way to go, that’s just the nature of playing young players.”

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