IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz needed one word to sum up Boone Myers’ ongoing ankle injury.
“It’s really frustrating more for him than anybody,” Ferentz said on the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday. “All of us are frustrated, but him mostly.”
Myers, a returning tackle, suffered the injury during preseason camp and has played through it the entire season. The injury forced him to move to guard, where he played five games. He sat out the Illinois game last week.
The injury has caused some issues for the training staff, and, based on Ferentz’s description, it seems to be more of a soft-tissue problem.
“It’s been really tricky,” Ferentz said. “It would be a lot easier because broken bones are pretty predictable and what have you. One thing we all learn in medicine is dealing with medical issues is there is a lot of gray area and it’s not always black and white.”
The Hawkeyes plan to use the bye week for rehab and recovery and will assess Myers’ situation for the Northwestern game on Oct. 21 at a later date.
“It’s one of those things where we are going to keep taking it day by day and keep assessing the situation and go from there,” Ferentz said.”As far as this week, we are trying to get him moving forward health-wise, not football-wise and see if we can’t find a way to get back to the field quicker.”
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