Indiana wide receiver J-Shun Harris will miss the entire season after suffering a torn ACL, head coach Kevin Wilson confirmed Monday.
The injury is especially crushing to Harris and the Hooisers considering he was working back after missing all of last season after tearing the ACL in his other knee. (Indiana has not specified which knee was injured in either case.)
“J-Shun Harris got an ACL injury the other day,” Wilson told the Indianapolis Star. “Was just running, planted. Has looked awesome and fought hard. It’ll be an ACL and it’ll probably be the season.”
As a freshman in 2014, Harris finished third on the club with 18 grabs for 168 yards and two touchdowns while serving as the team’s leading kick returner and earning spot duty as a punt returner. He would have held down Indiana’s slot receiver spot had he remained healthy over this season and last.
“I think it’s kind of hard for some of the medical guys and coaches. He’s worked hard,” Wilson said. “He was really having a pretty dynamic camp.”
In Harris’s absence, Indiana will look for Isaac James and running backs Ricky Brookins and Kiante Enis in the slot.