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Morgan Ellison Has Returned to Practicing With Indiana Football Team

Indiana Head Coach Tom Allen broke some news on his weekly teleconference on Tuesday.  IU sophomore running back Morgan Ellison has returned to practicing with the team, but, the Ohio native remains suspended indefinitely.

“The bottom line is that he’s been allowed to be with our team recently,” Allen said during the teleconference. “We still have no answer for his game opportunities, but he’s been allowed to be around us on a consistent basis now, which has helped. But we still don’t know the long-term future yet.”

Ellison was suspended indefinitely in August according to an IU athletics release.

It is unclear at this time whether Ellison will be cleared to play in any future games for IU, or when that decision will be made.  Neither Allen, nor IU athletic director Fred Glass, have discussed any specifics related to Ellison’s suspension.

Ellison was on track to be the starting running back for Indiana in 2018 coming off a freshman season in which he led the team in rushing with 704 yards on 143 attempts.  He was also a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week recipient and was named IU’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year during his freshman campaign.

The Hoosiers could use a boost in the running game, as their early season potent attack has stalled out in recent weeks.  Moreover, emerging star Stevie Scott has struggled with ball security, with two fumbles against Rutgers and another against Ball State.

You can read our profile on Ellison and his perseverance through multiple significant high school injuries here.

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