Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld is out for the remainder of the season after separating his left shoulder in the team’s 45-29 loss at Iowa on Saturday.
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said the shoulder, which is Sudfeld’s non-throwing arm, will require surgery to repair.
Sudfeld was injured when he landed hard on the shoulder in the second quarter of the game. Freshman backup Chris Covington came on in relief and was 3-12 for 31 yards with two interceptions. He also ran 11 times for 41 yards.
Covington was recruited by the Hoosiers as an athlete and made the switch to quarterback during fall practice. He is expected to get the start when Indiana (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) faces eighth-ranked Michigan State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) on Saturday.
Sudfeld completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,151 yards, with six touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
- Scooby Axson