Patrick has ACL tear repaired, will miss start of season #iufb

Kevin Wilson expects Camion Patrick will finally make his Indiana debut this fall.

But it won’t be at the beginning of the season.

Wilson revealed after Friday’s spring game that Patrick suffered an ACL tear earlier this month and will spend the next five to six months recovering. Patrick underwent successful surgery on his knee on Thursday morning.

Long viewed as difference maker as Jordan Howard’s replacement at running back, Patrick’s IU career has once again been deferred.

“He did need an ACL repair and those things usually take five to six months,” Wilson said. “That’ll get him into September and October based on timeline and recovery. Everybody’s different (but) he’s a strong guy. He is innately strong, so time will tell. That’s unfortunate. He was injured in a non-tackle drill.”

Patrick only recently began making the switch from receiver to running back in earnest at the beginning of spring practice. The 6-foot-2, 223-pound junior college transfer did not qualify academically to play in games last fall but he impacted Indiana’s team behind the scenes. Howard was IU’s scout team player of the year last fall and he picked up weekly scout team honors four times.

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  1. It is not the news I was hoping for and it is a shame for Patrick. I hope this means he will be staying at WR but we will have to wait and see. It sounds as if he will be back before the brunt of the season [B1G games] hits.

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