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Layne out for indefinite period

On the heels of Marcelino Ball’s injury, the Hoosiers have lost another member of their defense

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Indiana is dealing with another injury inside of its defense.

IU coach Tom Allen announced Monday that defensive back Raheem Layne recently underwent a medical procedure to treat an undisclosed injury and will be out for an indefinite period.

Layne, who moved from corner to safety during spring practice, led Indiana’s corners with 30 tackles, including 28 solo stops, while appearing in all 13 games as a junior in 2019.

The news of Layne’s injury comes a week after Allen announced that hybrid linebacker-safety Marcelino Ball will miss the season with an ACL injury. Allen said Layne’s injury did not occur during practice.

“It’s just something that was kind of nagging him for a while,” Allen said. “We just felt like it was something that, in order for him to play at the level he needs to play at, we sat down and he agreed — we all agreed that he needs to get it fixed. We don’t know the exact timeline, but it definitely won’t be anytime soon that he’ll be back. But I just know that I feel really good about the fact that he’s able to get everything taken care of. He’s on the mend and we’ll hope to get him back as soon as possible.”