(Eds: With AP Photos.)By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - As Tre Roberson watched Indiana struggle Saturday night, all he wanted to do was get in the game and help his teammates.
All he could do was point out a few things he noticed on Ball State's defense during the 41-39 loss.
For the sophomore quarterback, this is what the rest of the 2012 season will look like - watching games from the coaches' box, counseling teammates, adding mass and muscle to his slender 190-pound body and mending his broken lower left leg.
Indiana (2-1) could certainly use Roberson when it opens Big Ten play Sept. 29 at Northwestern.
That's not an option after doctors inserted a titanium rod into his injured leg during surgery in Boston last week.
Coach Kevin Wilson has said a full recovery will take five to six months and that he plans to redshirt Indiana's 2010 Mr. Football winner.