EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern running back Tyrell Sutton is
expected to undergo surgery on his wrist this week and is out
indefinitely after being injured during the Wildcats' 21-19 loss at
Indiana on Saturday.
Sutton ran for 77 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game
in the middle of the third quarter.
The Big Ten's Freshman of the Year in 2005, Sutton leads the
Wildcats (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) with 776 yards rushing and is fourth on
the team with 30 receptions for 276 yards.
"For someone who has firsthand experience with a major injury,
I know how challenging this is for Tyrell," coach Pat Fitzgerald
said in a statement. "But our football team will respond. We
always talk to our team about being one play away, and now, Omar
[Conteh] and the rest of our running backs will have an opportunity
to step in and help our football team."