Freshman Luke Fischer is out with a sprained shoulder. Credit: jsonline.com
It's still too early to hit the panic button, but injuries are beginning to pile up in Bloomington. Currently missing practice time are three freshmen: Troy Williams, Luke Fischer and Stanford Robinson.
Williams, who is expected to make a lot of noise this season, has been out for the last few weeks with a hurt right hand. He may come back this week, but it's still undecided.
Tom Crean is missing Williams' presence. His energy and athleticism had been impressive so far.
Fischer sprained his left shoulder and is going to be out for a few weeks. The Hoosiers are depending on him to help replace Cody Zeller, so this is a major blow.
Robinson injured his right knee during Hoosier Hysteria. At first, he was said to be out indefinitely, but after further evaluation, he's expected to be out seven to 10 days.
This is a great sign for Indiana. Robinson can put up points, and based on how the team lost its top four scorers from last year, IU would benefit from having him available.
All three of these players are important parts of the roster. Surely, Crean plans on using their services this season.
It's essential that they get healthy by the time games begin.