Michael Penix, Jr. leaves Penn State game with injury

UPDATE:  Tom Allen provides the latest on Penix’s status on Monday

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix, Jr.’s long history with injuries continued on Saturday evening at University Park, Pa.

Penix was tackled as he scrambled to his left and he fell hard on his left shoulder.  He was attended to on the field and went directly to the locker room and did not return in IU’s 24-0 loss to Penn State.

The redshirt junior was 10-of-22 for 118 yards and an interception before the third quarter exit.

“It is definitely with his throwing shoulder, so we will continue to evaluate that and do some tests tomorrow (Sunday) and see what the issue is,” head coach Tom Allen said after the game.

No further updates were provided.

Penix has had each of his last three seasons ended with injuries.  He suffered right ACL tears in 2018 and 2020, and a right sternoclavicular joint injury in 2019.

After a slow start to the 2021 season that included six interceptions in his first three games, Penix was coming off his best performance of the season.  He threw for 373 yards last weekend at Western Kentucky.  His first half interception at Penn State was costly, however, as it ended a drive in Penn State territory after the Hoosiers had fallen behind 14-0.

Penix was replaced in the game by Jack Tuttle after the injury.

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