Iowa loses Hill, Lile for season
Iowa freshmen Barkley Hill and Ruben Lile will redshirt the 2012
season because of injuries.
Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz says Hill, a running back, tore the
ACL in his left knee during practice on Saturday and will have
surgery later this week.
Hill was in the mix for playing time as a true freshman because
of Iowa’s lack of depth at back. But his absence for the upcoming
season means that Damon Bullock and freshman Greg Garmon will
likely occupy the top of the depth chart.
Ferentz says that Lile, a freshman defensive back from Detroit,
suffered a similar injury to Hill’s without getting into further
The Hawkeyes open the season on Sept. 1 against Northern
Illinois in Chicago