Iowa coach: DE Ott sore but 'doing well' after scooter accident

September 9, 2014

UPDATE: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Tuesday that Drew Ott was involved in a moped accident, describing the incident as a "scary moment." He added that Ott is sore but "doing well."

"We're hoping he'll be able to play," Ferentz added.

The original story follows.


Iowa junior defensive end Drew Ott was involved in a scooter accident on Monday and was injured, according to multiple reports.

According to The Gazette (Iowa City):

The police report states that the subject was "down," which means Ott wasn't up and moving around. The 6-4, 270-pound junior was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with "non-life threatening" injuries.

Ott was driving his scooter westbound on Benton Street Monday morning. A driver was eastbound on Greenwood drive when they turned north in front of Ott. The driver was cited for failure to yield on a left turn, according to Iowa City Police.

Ott reportedly wasn't wearing a helmet.

According to radio station KCJJ (Iowa City), a witness said Ott displayed concussion-like symptoms and appeared to injure his knee.

The Gazette reports that Ott's playing status is unknown for the Hawkeyes' game vs. in-state rival Iowa State on Saturday.

(h/t: The Big Lead)