College Football

Hoosiers lose QB Penix indefinitely with shoulder injury

Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith (12) tackles Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) in the second half of their NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Oct. 2, 2021. Penix was injured on the play and left the game. Penn State defeated Indiana 24-0. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

(AP) — Indiana University quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be out indefinitely after injuring his throwing shoulder in Saturday’s loss at Penn State.

Coach Tom Allen says the redshirt junior does not need surgery to repair the separated AC joint in his left shoulder, at least not yet. He will be re-evaluated weekly.

Jack Tuttle will replace Penix as the starter and could be the starter when the Hoosiers host No. 11 Michigan State on Oct. 16.

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