BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – According to a statement from Indiana University, Indiana redshirt freshman quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2019 regular season and the postseason with a right sternoclavicular joint injury. Penix underwent surgery on Monday and it was determined following the surgery that he will not return for the remainder of the year.
We feel really bad for Mike. He’s worked extremely hard and had a great season. He’ll recover from this and get bigger and stronger this offseason. Mike has a very bright future with the Hoosiers.Indiana head coach Tom Allen
Penix was announced as the starter for the Indiana Hoosiers before the beginning of the 2019 season. He won the starting job over returning starter Peyton Ramsey and newcomer Jack Tuttle. His selection to start was determined largely by his ability to throw the ball deep and ability to complete short passes with significantly less air-time relative to Indiana’s other quarterbacks.
Penix played in six games this season; however, undisclosed injuries have forced the redshirt freshman quarterback to leave games early. Most recently, Penix was relieved by Ramsey in the second quarter against Northwestern. On the season, Penix has completed 110 of 160 passing attempts, thrown for 1,394 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 119 yards with two ground touchdowns.
The Hoosiers will move forward with redshirt junior quarterback Peyton Ramsey who is no stranger for the role. Ramsey has appeared in 29 career games for the Hoosiers, which included all of the 2018 season where he started for the Hoosiers in all 12 games. Ramsey started in this season’s game against Ohio State, victory against UConn, and victory against Nebraska, where he was recognized as part of Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 and Manning Award Star of the Week.
Ramsey will be backed up by redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Tuttle.
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