Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld has played his final game in 2014. The Hoosiers quarterback injured his left shoulder and surgery to address the injury will require an extended period of rehab that will prevent him from playing again this season.
Head coach Kevin Wilson announced the injury update on Monday. Sudfeld’s injury is to his non-throwing shoulder. The injury occurred during the first half of Indiana’s loss this weekend at Iowa. Sudfeld is just a junior, so he should be able to play again in Bloomington in 2015.
Sudfeld had thrown for 1,151 yards and six touchdowns in Indiana’s first six games. He was intercepted three times but was clearly a key part of the Indiana offense in addition to running back Tevin Coleman. Coleman has already rushed for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Coleman will have to shoulder just a little bit more of the offense moving forward as Indiana attempts to make a push for bowl eligibility.The Hoosiers are 3-3 and in need of three more wins with a tough road ahead of them in the second half of the season (Michigan State this week).
Freshman Chris Covington will take over under center for Wilson’s Hoosiers. He has only thrown 12 passes this season, with three being completed and two others being intercepted. The Chicago native was a two-star prospect in the Class of 2014 for Indiana.