A rash of injuries finally caught up with Indiana quarterback Michael Penix.
The IU football program announced today that the redshirt freshman left hander from Tampa will miss the remainder of the 2019 season after suffering a right sternoclavicular joint injury. Penix had surgery on Monday.
Backup Peyton Ramsey will now permanently assume the starting job after filling in for Penix in seven games this year.
Ramsey is 113-of-157 (72 percent) on the season with 1,302 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The Ohio native has played in 27 games over the course of his Indiana career.
Below is the full release from IU Athletics via iuhoosiers.com
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 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,” Indiana head coach Tom Allen said. “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.”
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