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Canzeri suffers knee injury

[ 2 ] March 29, 2012 |

The father of Iowa sophomore-to-be running back Jordan Canzeri confirmed that his son suffered an ACL injury in practice on Wednesday.

Brian Canzeri told Hawkeye Insider.com that his son had a torn ACL on Thursday evening. He said Jordan plans to take a redshirt in the upcoming season.

Iowa sports information director Steve Roe would neither confirm nor deny if Canzeri was injured. However, Roe said nobody had reported any injuries to him as of late Thursday afternoon.

Canzeri was listed as the starting running back heading into spring practice, which started last week. The Troy, N.Y., native led Iowa with 58 rushing yards during the loss to Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl in December. He also had 28 receiving yards in that game.

If Canzeri is out for an extended period, that would leave sophomores Damon Bullock and De’Andre Johnson competing for the running back position this spring.

Bullock was listed as the No. 2 running back behind Canzeri on the latest depth chart, which was released Wednesday. Bullock rushed for 20 yards on 10 carries last season as a true freshman while also splitting time at receiver.

Johnson rushed for 79 yards on 18 carries last season as a redshirt freshman.

Junior Brad Rogers is listed as the starting fullback, but has played both positions.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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