Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013 AT 12:06 PM / Updated at 9:06 PM
Key injuries at Michigan, Indiana
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Season-ending injuries have cost Michigan and Indiana valuable football starters for this season.

The Wolverines lost wide receiver Amara Darboh to a foot injury suffered in Saturday’s scrimmage. The sophomore didn’t catch a pass last season, but was in line for heavy playing time. Darboh’s size — 6-foot-2, 212 pounds — was something Michigan needed considering that many other returning pass catchers are under 6-foot.

Indiana also is down a man because of a foot injury. Guard Dan Feeney, a freshman All-American last season, required surgery after a teammate fell on him in practice.

The 6-4, 303-pound Feeney didn’t allow a sack last season in 935 snaps. He was one of four returning starters in the offensive line for IU.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at