Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld out for season with shoulder injury

Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld out for season with shoulder injury

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson announced some unfortunate news Monday.

Wilson revealed that Hoosiers starting quarterback Nate Sudfeld will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his injured left shoulder.

According to, the injury occurred early in the second quarter of Indiana’s 45-29 road loss to Iowa on Saturday. Sudfeld, a junior from Modesto, Calif., was sacked by two Iowa defenders and landed hard on his non-throwing shoulder.

In six games in 2014, Sudfeld threw for 1,151 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Sudfeld split time with Tre Roberson in 2013 and threw for 2,523 yards, 21 touchdowns in nine interceptions. With Sudfeld looking like the Hoosiers’ top quarterback coming out of spring practice, Roberson opted to transfer to Illinois State in June.

When Sudfeld left the game Saturday, true freshman Chris Covington filled in and struggled. Covington, a dual-threat from Chicago, had appeared in three other games for the Hoosiers this season but did not throw a pass until Sudfeld went down. Against the Hawkeyes, he completed just 3-of-12 passes for 31 yards and two interceptions while running for 41 yards.

It looks like Covington will make his first career start for the 3-3 Hoosiers Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State in Indiana’s homecoming game. Wilson said that true freshman Zander Diamont and walk-on redshirt sophomore Nate Boudreau will also be in the mix at quarterback.

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