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Indiana football running back David Ellis out for season after ankle surgery

<p>Junior running back David Ellis shrugs off a defender on Sept. 18, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. Ellis is out for the season following an ankle injury. </p>

Junior running back David Ellis shrugs off a defender on Sept. 18, 2021, at Memorial Stadium. Ellis is out for the season following an ankle injury.

Indiana football junior running back David Ellis had surgery on his ankle and will miss the remainder of the season, head coach Tom Allen said in a press conference Monday.

Ellis had three carries for 12 yards in 2021. In 21 career games, Ellis had 28 rushes for 126 rushing yards and 308 receiving yards on 28 catches. Ellis returned 28 kicks for 579 yards as a freshman.

Ellis was set to be the backup running back to graduate student Stephen Carr after sophomore Tim Baldwin Jr. entered the transfer portal last week. 

Related: Indiana football running back Tim Baldwin Jr. enters transfer portal

Junior Sampson James transferred before the season began, meaning Carr is the only remaining scholarship running back on the roster. Junior Davion Ervin-Poindexter is Indiana’s next leading rusher with 57 yards on eight carries.

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