Hartman injures knee, will be evaluated

Indiana could be down a man when preseason camp begins at the end of the month.

Collin Hartman injured his left knee in a non-contact drill during individual workouts on Tuesday. According to a statement from IU, Hartman “will continue to be evaluated and his condition will be updated at an appropriate time.”

A specific diagnosis was not provided.

Losing Hartman for any period of time would deal a significant blow to the defending Big Ten champions. He’s IU’s lone senior this year, and he provides the Hoosiers both with versatile production and the hustle plays that have endeared him to the Indiana fanbase.

Hartman started 24 of the 35 games in which he appeared last season, averaging 5.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest as a junior. He played through a wrist injury during Indiana’s three-game stay in the NCAA Tournament, requiring cortisone shots to get through games. It was believed Hartman would require offseason wrist surgery, but Hartman wore a cast instead.

Knee injuries are nothing new to Hartman, who tore the ACL in his right knee shortly after his freshman season in 2014. He returned from that injury quickly enough to play in 32 games as a sophomore.

Indiana is set to start preseason camp next weekend.

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  1. Mike, any update on Hartman’s knee injury? I spoke to some fans at the I U Football game, and their comments , “the longer it takes for information to be released, the more serious the injury”. Does Hartman have a redshirt year left?

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