IU football quarterback Michael Penix, Jr.’s status uncertain after post-game x-rays

According to a program spokesperson, Indiana quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. had post-game x-rays following the Hoosiers’ 38-24 loss to Cincinnati.  The fourth year quarterback from Tampa, Fla. was not available to meet with the media after the game, and no further details were provided.  Head coach Tom Allen is expected to provide an update on Penix’s status on Monday.

Penix played the entire game against Cincinnati, but he was seen holding his throwing arm at one point in the third quarter.  He finished the contest 17-of-40 through the air for 224 yards and two touchdowns.  Penix threw three interceptions on the afternoon and now has six on the season.  He had just eight career interceptions coming into the 2021 season.

If Penix misses time it will follow a long-term trend for the second team All-Big Ten performer since he arrived in Bloomington in 2018.

Penix has seen each of his last three seasons end early due to injuries.  He suffered a torn right ACL during the 2018 and 2020 seasons, and had surgery on his right sternoclavicular joint following the 2019 campaign.  He was also forced out of other games with less serious injuries during the 2019 season.

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