A rough start to Simmie Cobbs‘ 2016 season has gotten decidedly rougher.
On the first play from scrimmage in Indiana’s 30-20 win over Ball State, Cobbs’ got rolled up on from behind and left the game with an ankle injury. The wide receiver was subsequently spotted on crutches on the sidelines and wearing a walking boot.
In his postgame talk with the media, Kevin Wilson indicated that Cobbs will not only likely require surgery, but he could very well miss the balance of the 2016 season.
“Simmie has an ankle injury that’s probably gonna require surgery. If that is what it is, we’ll see the timeline,” the head coach said according to the Indianapolis Star. “He played one play. Just rolled it up. A little bubble pass and when the guy went to make the tackle (Cobbs suffered the injury). That’s what it looked like when I saw it on TV.”
Last season, Cobbs led the Hoosiers with 60 receptions for 1,035 yards. After being named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list over the summer, this season began with a suspension for the opener against FIU.