One of the main preseason story lines for you Indiana Hoosiers has unfortunately been injuries. First, we’ll bring you up to speed on said injuries …
Will Sheehey battled injuries all offseason, according to Tom Crean … Troy Williams was knocked out for a few weeks with a right hand injury … Luke Fischer sprained his shoulder during a September 26th scrimmage … Noah Vonleh hurt his ankle last Wednesday … and Stanford Robinson bruised his knee during the Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage.
Although we had mostly been without anything too concrete concerning those injuries or the their time tables to return, Hoosier Nation was certainly starting to worry, at least a little bit …
… And rightfully so. But since we didn’t really know much, all we could do was wait for an actual update. And that’s exactly what we got on Monday afternoon from the man in charge.
So as of right now, it looks like the team should be mostly healthy by the time the season gets underway in about a month. Troy Williams and Stan Robinson will certainly have to play major minutes early on, so it’s good to hear their injuries should be afterthoughts soon enough (ESPN’s Jeff Goodman said Sunday Robinson will be back in 7-10 days).
There’s been no indication that Noah Vonleh’s injury is serious either. The team is reportedly “taking it easy” with him for now, letting him heal before we look up and the season is right around the corner.
Luke Fischer’s injury seems to be the one we know the least about, but the vibe around his status is that he should be much better in a couple weeks, which would still give him at least a few practices before the Hoosiers take on Southern Indiana in an exhibition on the 26th. But we’ll just have to wait and see with Luke.
Nonetheless, the Crean tweet we got today could’ve been much worse, so let’s just hope all the recoveries go as planned so we can see our Hoosiers at full strength as soon as possible.