Tom Allen says IU QB suffered torn ACL during spring practice
Indiana quarterback Dexter Williams has suffered a torn ACL early in Indiana’s spring practice. Head coach Tom Allen broke the news to reporters on Monday.
Jon Blau of the Bloomington Herald Times reported that Williams’ suffered a non-contact injury and suffered the injury to his ACL. It was unclear about a timetable on Williams’ return, but he will be out through the rest of spring.
Williams is a backup quarterback for the Hoosiers and was a member of the 2020 recruiting class. He spent his first season with the program last fall but did not see any game action. With the NCAA granting a blanket waiver for all student-athletes in the fall, Williams will be able to retain his status as a freshman without using a redshirt.
Tom Allen says backup quarterback Dexter Williams has torn his ACL. He will be out. Says it was a non-contact situaton. #iufb
— Jon Blau (@Jon_Blau) March 22, 2021
As a high school prospect, Williams a 3-star dual-threat prospect out of Macon, Georgia. He was ranked as the No. 34 player at his position in the 2020 cycle.
The injury to Williams could hurt Indiana’s depth at the quarterback position. Last season, Michael Penix Jr. suffered a season-ending injury that he’s still rehabbing this spring. He’s hoping to be back in time for the start of the 2021 season against Iowa.
Behind Penix on the depth chart is Jack Tuttle.