Koeppel likely out for Iowa opener

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says center Josh Koeppel will likely

miss Saturday’s season opener after a traffic accident in Iowa

City.

Koeppel (KEHP’-puhl) was riding a motorcycle Monday morning when

a pickup truck turned left and collided with him. Koeppel was

treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and

released.

Ferentz says Koeppel was fortunate to walk away with just

scrapes and soreness, and he’s hopeful Koeppel will return to

action soon.

Koeppel was listed as the backup to James Ferentz on the depth

chart after the two competed during fall camp for the starting

job.