Indiana pulled away against FIU on Thursday for a season-opening win, 34-13, but it wasn’t all good news for the Hoosiers in Miami.
Junior tight end Jordan Fuchs was carted off the field with an ankle injury, and surgery could be required, said Indiana coach Kevin Wilson.
“His injury is significant,” Wilson said, according to 247 Sports. “It’s a dislocation, might need a surgery to an ankle that might take some time but could potentially get back this season. But he’s got a redshirt year.”
Fuchs’ injury could mean the loss of a big target for the Hoosiers. The 6-foot-6 tight end has made seven grabs for 69 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate career. Fuchs also played for Indiana’s basketball team last season.
Wilson’s squad was also without its 2015 leading receiver, Simmie Cobbs, in the opener. Cobbs was one of six Hoosiers serving a suspension.