It appears Indiana’s initial concerns for one of the most talented weapons in its aerial arsenal were well-founded.
On the first play from scrimmage in Indiana’s 30-20 win over Ball State last Saturday, Simmie Cobbs was 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.
After the game, head coach Kevin Wilson stated the receiver “has an ankle injury that’s probably gonna require surgery.” Tuesday morning, Cobbs fulfilled the surgical prophecy, with Wilson not sounding at all optimistic that his player will see the field at all the remainder of the season.
“The text message I have said things went well,” Wilson said. “… Maybe he gets back at the end of the year, but he’s got a redshirt year. So we’ll see how that goes.”
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.