A couple of young Hoosiers will continue to watch camp from the sidelines while dealing with some injuries.
On Monday, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star reported that a pair of Indiana players have been dinged up, missing some practice time recently. One is defensive back Reese Taylor, who has suffered a hand injury. The other is freshman tight end Gary Cooper, who sounds like he will be out a bit longer with a lower leg injury.
Allen says Taylor will be fine after a bit and Cooer will be sidelined for a few weeks.
A couple injury notes from #iufb practice today:
*Reese Taylor is still out with a hand injury, but Tom Allen says "he'll be OK in time."
*Freshman Gary Cooper has a lower-leg problem that will keep him out "a few weeks."
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) August 12, 2019
Injuries are part of the game, but it’s never a good sign. In this case, though, it doesn’t sound like anything too serious for either player. It’s unknown if either will miss any game time this season with the injuries.
The Hoosiers will open up the 2019 season at Lucas Oil Stadium against Ball State on Saturday, Aug. 31.