Allen updates injury report for Charleston Southern game

Indiana coach Tom Allen expects a few of his injured players to be available this weekend against Charleston Southern.

But the Hoosiers remain far from fully healthy.

Injured defensive backs Marcelino Ball and A’Shon Riggins are not expected to dress for at least another week, Allen said Monday. So whether or not Ball and Riggins, a pair of valuable starters in IU’s secondary, are available in two weeks against Michigan remains unclear.

Of course, with a Football Championship Subdivision opponent on deck this weekend, Indiana has the luxury of resting some key contributors like it did two weeks ago against Georgia Southern.

Allen said that punt returner J-Shun Harris, running backs Morgan Ellison and Mike Majette and right tackle Brandon Knight are all likely to be available against the Buccaneers.

But whether they’re needed for a game IU should win comfortably is another matter.