Tom Allen provides injury update on QB Jack Tuttle
Indiana’s season took another lump in Saturday’s blowout loss to Ohio State. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, another key player sustained an injury in the process.
This time, it was backup quarterback Jack Tuttle. Already starting in place of Michael Penix Jr., Tuttle was injured while throwing a touchdown early in the game. He stood tall in the pocket and delivered a strike but paid the price.
Tuttle would be relieved by 2 quarterbacks and missed a number of drives. He returned to action against Ohio State but would not finish the game with the Buckeyes in control of a big lead for much of the game.
After the loss, head coach Tom Allen discussed the injury. He indicated the x-rays for Tuttle were negative, but the quarterback will still need an MRI.
Allen hinted at a potential ligament issue and said Tuttle is dealing with a lot of pain:
Tom Allen says Jack Tuttle’s injury “hurt us without question.” X-rays are negative, but he needs an MRI. Allen suggests it’s a ligament issue.
“He’s in a lot of pain right now.” #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) October 24, 2021
Allen also indicated IU will have to implement a plan for QB Donaven McCulley, a true freshman who was next in line after Tuttle went down:
Allen: "Based on what happens with Jack, we'll have to come up with an expanded package for (McCulley.)"
— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) October 24, 2021