Iowa running back Jewel Hampton suffered a torn ACL in the second half of the No. 18 Hawkeyes’ loss at Arizona last Saturday, according to sources.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed during his Big Ten teleconference Tuesday morning.
Hampton injured his left knee, will have surgery and miss the rest of the season. The 5-foot-9, 210-pounder from Indianapolis suffered an ACL tear in his right knee prior to the 2009 season. He took a redshirt in ’09 after that repair.
Paki O’Meara, listed as the No. 2 running back this week behind sophomore Adam Robinson, is out this week, too, after suffering a concussion at Arizona.
True freshman Marcus Coker, who suffered a shoulder/collarbone injury early in fall camp, is the next in line. He practiced last week and is being prepped to play.
Special teams leader and backup middle linebacker Bruce Davis also is out for the season with a torn ACL. He suffered the injury on the same play O’Meara suffered his concussion.
Special teamer Jason White, also a running back, will also have an ACL repair, according to Ferentz.