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

BY foxsports • 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.

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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)


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