IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mark Weisman is ready to run.
The Hawkeye running back suffered a foot injury two weeks ago against Michigan State, but talked to reporters Tuesday and said he’ll be available Saturday when Iowa visits fourth-ranked Ohio State.
“It felt pretty good all week,” he said. “It doesn’t feel like it’s affecting me at all.”
Weisman, who leads the Hawekeyes with 624 rushing yards on 126 carries, was talking to reporters for the first time since being hurt.
He clarified that it was a sore foot, not ankle.
“Way better,” he said with a smile. “Ankles nag on. Foot (injuries) go away.”
Weisman doesn’t expect the injury to linger.
“I think it’s pretty much under control,” he said. “It’s been good. The week off was nice.”
Weisman wasn’t sure if he could have played last weekend.
“It’s hard to think back on it,” he said, “but maybe.”
Weisman finished with just 9 yards on seven carries against the Spartans, and tried to return.
“I came in for a couple plays,” Weisman said, “but we were predominantly passing the ball and Damon (Bullock) is better in the passing game, better receiver than I am.”
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