Sophomore linebacker Dorian Etheridge left Saturday’s game against Indiana State at the end of the first half with what appeared to be a serious injury.

Etheridge had to be helped off of the field by the training staff and was later carted to the locker room.

Following the win on Saturday night, Petrino was asked about Etheridge’s status and said he hadn’t heard an update yet. On Monday afternoon he was happy to share that Etheridge’s injury wasn’t a serious one.

“I’m not sure exactly where he’ll be for this Saturday’s game, but we’re working to get him prepared to practice Tuesday or Wednesday,” Petrino said. “But it was good news, there’s no question about that.”

I imagine Etheridge will be sidelined for Saturday’s Western Kentucky game, considering he was still in a walking boot as of Monday afternoon.

With Jonathon Greenard already out indefinitely, losing Etheridge would be a crushing blow to the already short handed defense.

As a true freshman in 2017, Etheridge led the team in total tackles with 83 total tackles. That was the third-most of any true freshman playing for a Power 5 team.

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