It’s only June, but already Indiana has received some bad news about one of its young receivers.
On Wednesday night, Mike Miller of the Herald Times reported that Indiana freshman wide receiver Jacolby Hewitt suffered an ACL tear earlier in the day. The injury was confirmed by a spokesperson at IU.
Hewitt, who redshirted as a true freshman in 2018, was expected to compete for playing time at the receiver position for the Hoosiers this fall. He was an early enrollee in 2018, as well.
Indiana freshman WR Jacolby Hewitt suffered a torn ACL today, per an IU spokesman. #iufb
— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) June 13, 2019
As a high school recruit, Hewitt was a three-star prospect out of Cordova, Tennessee. In his senior season at the prep level, Hewitt totaled 1,070 yards and 14 touchdowns.
There was no timeline given regarding Hewitt’s injury or a potential recovery time, but ACL tears usually require several months before an athlete is able to compete again.
Indiana will open the 2019 football season against Ball State on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.