Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
The Hoosiers escaped camp relatively healthy. However, they did lose two players for the season. Head coach Kevin Wilson announced Monday that senior linebacker Steven Funderburk has undergone back surgery and will miss 12-14 weeks and that freshman running back Tommy Mister has sustained a knee injury that will require season ending surgery.
Funderburk came to IU prior to the 2013 season after playing at Iowa Western Community College who won the national championship last season. The 6-foot-2, 225 outside linebacker made a name for himself in 2012 racking up 49 tackles including 7.5 for loss, recovered a fumble, and took both of his interceptions back for touchdowns. Last season for the Hoosiers Funderburk finished with 20 tackles, two pass break ups, and a forced fumble. Luckily for the Hoosiers this is a position that has a lot of depth.
Mister was part of the 2013 Hoosier recruiting class. He was ranked as the 22nd best athlete in Illinois by 247 Sports. Mister will redshirt the 2014 season due to the nature of his injury. The Hoosiers have enough depth at running back right now with Tevin Coleman and D’Angelo Roberts as well as a number of others returning to the Indiana backfield.