Tom Allen updates injury status for key Indiana OL
Tom Allen has already lost a member of his offensive line for the season after OT Matthew Bedford had an ACL injury in Week 1. There has now been another injury at the same position group, but not as serious per Zach Osterman and Dustin Dopirak of Indy Star.
Zach Carpenter suffered a hand injury during the Western Kentucky game on Saturday. There is no timetable for his return just yet, but the good news is that it’s not season-ending. Carpenter joined Indiana after transferring from Michigan in Jan. of 2021.
Carpenter has appeared in 5 games so far for the Hoosiers. Last season, he started 3 games at right guard.
Zach Carpenter has a hand injury. Not season-ending but IU medical staff still evaluating how to best treat it (and thus what recovery time is). #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) September 19, 2022
Allen stated that he hasn’t seen an injury like Carpenter’s in 30 years, and called it a “freak thing”.
Allen said he’s never seen an injury like Carpenter’s happen that way in 30 years. “It’s kind of a freak thing.”
— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) September 19, 2022
Despite the injuries on the offensive line, Auburn transfer Shaun Shivers has still rushed for 241 yards on the ground with 2 touchdowns.
Indiana faces Cincinnati next away from home Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.