The Indiana Hoosiers were hoping to shock the Penn State Nittany Lions this week with a banged up roster, but were unable to do so. They fell to 4-2 on the season with a 29-7 loss. It wasn’t an easy loss, but the latest injury news that they have received made the loss even tougher to swallow.
According to a report from the Hoosier Huddle, sophomore wide receiver Isaac Griffith will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a torn ACL.
Griffith hasn’t been a huge part of the Indiana offense so far this season, but he does have a lot of talent to become something special for them in the future. He ended his season with five receptions for 54 yards, with two of those catches for 31 yards coming against the Nittany Lions before his injury.
At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, there are high hopes that Griffith will recover quickly and fully and will bounce back with a big season next year. He has excellent speed and solid athleticism and definitely can find a role in the Hoosiers’ offense moving forward. Griffith is a hard worker and will be attacking the rehab process that he will have to go through in the coming months.
Indiana can’t buy a break with injuries, as they are already without star quarterback Nate Sudfeld and star running back Jordan Howard. They have lost quite a few other players throughout the course of the season as well.
What once looked like a promising bowl season is now looking like a major disappointment in the making. The Hoosiers will still make a bowl more than likely, but they aren’t going to be one of the top teams the Big Ten behind the elite teams anymore.
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