Bailey and Kleinsmith back today, Thomas day to day

Bill Lynch said during his Tuesday teleconference that he’s hopeful the Hoosiers won’t have anyone miss Saturday’s Akron game because of injuries suffered at Western Michigan.

The question mark at this point is safety Austin Thomas, who left Saturday’s game during the first half because of a concussion. Thomas will not practice today, said Lynch, who described the sophomore’s availability the rest of the week as a “day to day” question.

Thomas was IU’s top tackler against Indiana State with four (yes, four led the team) and was leading the Hoosiers in tackles with four at WMU before leaving the game in the second quarter.

Lynch said that receiver James Bailey will practice today after leaving Saturday’s game with leg cramps caused by dehydration. Safety Joe Kleinsmith is expected to return to practice today, Lynch said.

6 comments

  1. “receiver James Bailey will practice today after leaving Saturday’s game with leg cramps caused by dehydration”

    Come on, dehydration? Your in college, you now how important fluids are. How can the training staff allow a player to get dehydrated? Wow!

  2. As the old adage state “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”. I’m sure there was water, Gatorade and/or other fluids on the sidelines. Whose responsibility is it to get the 95 guys to drink? I don’t think you can blame the staff.

  3. “Lynch said that receiver James Bailey will practice today after leaving Saturday’s game with leg cramps caused by dehydration”

    Looked like he had hand cramps to me.

  4. Mark,

    I blame the player as much as the training staff. Dehydration is a dangerous thing. I coach youth football, and when we take a break for water, I watch the boys. If they do not get drinks, I will not allow them back in practice.

    My biggest point is he is a college athlete, he should know better than to let himself dehydrate at this point.

  5. Athletes of all ages and levels get dehydrated.. Its part of being active. You might be able to make pee wee’s drink water, but thats a bit different than a Big Ten football team.. It happens everyday….

  6. Sorry, to me there is no excuse for a college level athlete to get dehydrated. You don’t dehydrate over the course of one game. If you properly hydrate daily, you should be able to go an entire game with nothing more than a dry mouth.

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