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Hawkeye football recruit breaks foot in basketball practice

[ 0 ] November 23, 2013 |

Indianola’s top returning scorer and rebounder Keegan Render, an Iowa football recruit, will miss a “significant amount of time” with a broken bone in his foot, according to Indians basketball coach Adam Graham.

The 6-foot 5-inch, 310-pound center was one of two returning starters for Indianola and averaged 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in the 2012-13 season. He injured the foot during a practice Wednesday, Graham said.

“It was just a fluke play in a drill, he came down on another kid’s foot,” Graham said. “It was a blow to him and to us. Definitely not how we wanted to start the season.”

Render was on the Register’s Elite Class 4-A Western Iowa football team. He verbally committed to play football at Iowa in June.

 

Indianola senior Keegan Render wraps up Des Moines Roosevelt senior Clyde McGregor during the first Indianola home game of the season on Sept. 6. Indianola won 36-7. MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD

Indianola senior Keegan Render wraps up Des Moines Roosevelt senior Clyde McGregor during the first Indianola home game of the season on Sept. 6. Indianola won 36-7. MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD

 

Graham says the offensive lineman is already in a cast and will be reevaluated in a few weeks.

“If he’s healthy and can get back, he’s going to try and do it,” Graham said.

The Indians finished 5-18 last season. Seniors Will Strong and August Sandquist are expected to take over Render’s place in the post.

Graham isn’t expecting a potential return any time before January.

“Obviously it’s not going to be one kid that’s able to replace him, it’s going to be a combination of kids stepping up for us,” Graham said.

“He’s done a great job of staying active in practice and he’s going to stick with it and do whatever he can to help.”

Indianola hosts Ankeny Centennial in its Dec. 3 season opener.

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