INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson could return to campus as early as Wednesday following surgery on his broken lower left leg.
Coach Kevin Wilson doesn't expect Roberson to be back on a football field any time soon.
Wilson told radio listeners Monday night that the sophomore had a "clean" break in his lower leg, that doctors inserted a titanium rod into Sunday and that it would likely take Roberson five to six months to make a full recovery.
"He has high goals, high standards and he's a special kid, and we will have him for three more years," Wilson said on his weekly radio show, again explaining the Hoosiers would redshirt Roberson.
Wilson is not scheduled to speak with reporters until Tuesday.
Roberson, Indiana's 2010 Mr. Football, was hurt during the first half of Saturday's 45-6 victory over Massachusetts.
As he ran toward the end zone, Roberson stretched for the goal line and several players came down on Roberson's left side, pinning his leg underneath him. Trainers immobilized the leg on the field, then lifted him onto a stretcher and he was driven off of the field in an ambulance.
Junior college transfer Cameron Coffman replaced Roberson in the game and is expected to start this weekend when Indiana (2-0) hosts Ball State (1-1). Indiana has only one other quarterback on its roster — true freshman Nate Sudfeld.