One night after Tom Crean told reporters he believed Stanford Robinson, his freshman combo guard, had suffered a knee bruise at the end of Friday's Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage, the program offered further information.
According to a program release, Robinson is "out indefinitely" after suffering the injury, which Crean said Friday he hoped was just a knee bruise. Team doctor and orthopedic surgeon Steve Ahlfeld assessed Robinson's injury after the scrimmage and found nothing damaged structurally, according to Crean.
“The early thought would be, from in there, that it’s a bruise. I say that hopefully. I say that as what was said in there,” Crean said. “Looked like everything was intact. I hope that that’s what it continues to be. Dr. Ahlfeld was on it right away. …
“(Robinson) was in a lot of pain, but I mean, those hurt like that.”
Robinson dressed for Saturday's practice, according to the release, which did not elaborate on or further alter Crean's original diagonsis, though IU's coach was firm in his assertion that Friday's word on the injury was early.
The prognosis for a knee bruise is hazy, as recovery from the injury typically varies person to person. Treatment for a knee bruise likely includes ice, rest and anti-inflammatories.
According to the release, Robinson's injury, which was not specified beyond Crean's Friday night update, will be assessed "daily."
The official release:
Bloomington, Indiana -- Freshman Stanford Robinson, who left Friday night's Hoosier Hysteria scrimmage after injuring his right knee, is beginning treatment, daily evaluation and will be out indefinitely. He participated in team activities with the Varsity Club prior to this afternoon's football game against Penn State and was dressed at practice.
"Stanford is a very unique, unorthodox type of player, said Coach Tom Crean at his State of the Hoosiers speech Wednesday evening. He can do a lot of different things. He can handle the ball. He is as good of a downhill player as we have right now outside of Yogi when it comes to playing the game and going straight line straight downhill."
The Hoosiers open the exhibition season in three weeks against Southern Indiana, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Assembly Hall.