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

details.

The Hawkeyes open the season on Sept. 1 against Northern

Illinois in Chicago