In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon Indiana Head Coach Archie Miller indicated that Senior Collin Hartman will most likely not play in Wednesday’s game against Arkansas State. He suggested that the training staff is monitoring the groin injury and taking a cautious approach to ensure that it is not aggravated further. The concern is that if such an injury is not given sufficient time to heal it might be re-aggravated and derail an entire season. Hartman is not currently doing anything “live” in practice at this point which means he is not participating in any contact activities.
Miller indicated that Hartman is still likely to return in the pre-Big Ten portion of the schedule, and that it is likely not until Indiana plays the “high major” opponents on that portion of its schedule. Indiana hosts #1 Duke next week on November 29.
Hartman missed the entire 2016-17 season with a knee injury. He announced in the spring that he would return for his redshirt senior season. Hartman has experienced a rollercoaster career at Indiana with a variety of highs and lows including several injuries. When healthy he has been a valuable contributor in several facets of the game including 3-point shooting.
For his career at Indiana Hartman is averaging 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Since the 2014-15 season, IU is 47-20 in games that he has played and 20-20 in games he has not played in.
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