IOWA CITY, Ia. – More than a half dozen Iowa football players sustained some sort of injury during Saturday’s loss to Michigan State, but coach Kirk Ferentz still considers himself fortunate.
That’s because none of the bumps, bruises, tweaks or sprains appear to be serious.
“We’ll be cautious,” Ferentz said Tuesday. “We’ve been really fortunate this year, thus far.
“We lost a handful of guys Saturday, which didn’t help anything. But if we’re lucky at all, it’s the fact that I think all the guys have a chance to be pretty good by the end of the week.”
Two of the more notable hobbled players were leading rusher Mark Weisman (624 yards on 126 rushes) and No. 1 receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley (26 catches for 225 yards, plus two punt returns for touchdowns).
Ferentz hasn’t offered a lot of specifics, but Weisman appeared to have a sore ankle, while Martin-Manley has a leg injury.
The Hawkeyes (4-2) can recover this week because their next game isn’t until Oct. 19 at Ohio State.
“If we were playing Saturday, we’d probably be in some trouble,” Ferentz said. “Hopefully, by the end of (this) week or early next week, we should be good.”
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