Iowa Hawkeye Secondary May Have Suffered a Setback

B.Senior Analyst IAugust 13, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8:  Runningback Stephon Green #21 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes for yards past defenders Christian Ballard #46 and Brett Greenwood #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the third quarter of play at Kinnick Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa defeated Penn State 24-23. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

There was news coming in from the world of Twitter that Junior CB Jordan Bernstine may have broken his ankle during practice today.  The Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette have both confirmed this story as of this evening.
Bernstine was looking to start the season at cornerback for the Hawkeyes, leading the pack of defensive backs due partially to sophomore Shaun Prater's two-game DUI suspension.  Last year, Bernstine recorded 12 tackles and one interception.

Typically, simple ankle breaks take about six to eight weeks to properly heal.  If it turns out that Bernstine's ankle is just a simple break, that puts him back into play sometime around the Wisconsin game or later.  But, Marc Morehouse at the Cedar Rapids Gazette does make mention of a redshirt possibility if the break is severe enough.

This means the rest of the crew (Amari Spievey, Tyler Sash, Brett Greenwood, William Lowe, Greg Castillo, Jack Swanson, and David Cato) will have to pick up the slack a bit.  Let's hope this is the only major injury of camp.

UPDATE: KCRG News out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is reporting that Jordan Bernstine will miss the entire 2009 season because of his ankle injury.


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