According to Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star, Indiana tight end Jordan Fuchs has been carted off the field in the Hoosiers’ season opener at Florida International. Fuchs injured himself on a safety punt in the first half of the contest.
Osterman did not now exactly what the ailment was, but he claims it did not look good. Other reports had that Fuchs’ left leg rolled up on him.
It's Jordan Fuchs. It's his left leg. Not sure what happened but he'll be carted off. Not good. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) September 2, 2016
This is not what you want to see if you are Hoosiers’ head coach Kevin Wilson. Looking to build on an encouraging 2015 campaign, injuries like these can set back some progress. Granted Fuchs is a reserve tight end, an injury like this early on is never ideal
Fuchs, a 6’6”, 235-pound junior tight end from Queens, New York is coming off a sophomore season in which he recorded just four receptions for 38 yards and two touchdowns. For his career, he has registered seven receptions for 69 yards and three touchdowns.
Expect Wilson to now lean on starter Danny Friend more than he had hoped.
Friend, a 6’5”, 265-pound junior tight end from Morris, Illinois is coming off a junior campaign in which he recorded just three receptions for 39 yards and zero touchdowns
At last check, Indiana was beating Florida International, 12-3, in the second quarter.
Indiana is coming an encouraging 2015 campaign in which it went 6-7 overall and 2-6 in the Big Ten, while coming in fifth place in the Big Ten East division. It’s season ended with a loss to Duke in overtime in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.