Indiana wide receiver Simmie Cobbs’ 2016 college football season could be in danger.
Cobbs was suspended for the Hoosiers’ season-opener against FIU, before becoming a late scratch for the team’s Week 2 win over Ball State. Now, on Tuesday, it became clear that Cobbs will be out of action for the foreseeable future.
According to reports, Cobbs underwent successful ankle surgery on Tuesday.
There is a belief that Cobbs, who was named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list, could return by the end of the season, but that is unknown at this point.
If he is unable to return to the field, he has the option of using his medical redshirt.
Simmie Cobbs had ankle surgery today. Could be back by end of year. Will be determined by recovery. Still has medical redshirt option. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) September 13, 2016
It’s a big loss for the 2-0 Hoosiers, who were hoping Cobbs would be the team’s No. 1 wide receiver in 2016 after recording 60 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns a year ago.
Unfortunately, Indiana will have to wait to see if he can return to that form.
The Hoosiers are off this weekend, before returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 24 when they play host to Wake Forest.
Photo Credit: Simmie Cobbs, Twitter