IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz provided a loose timetable for wide receiver Damond Powell last week when he announced the senior would be sidelined after undergoing a hernia operation this summer. Powell didn't clear things up Monday when he spoke about his health.
"Depending on the trainers and my body that's when I'll be available to play," the Ohio product said.
Powell, one of Iowa's best deep threats, stuck with that prognosis no matter how many times reporters asked for it. He'll be back when the doctors and his body say it's time.
Powell played in all 13 games last season after transferring to Iowa from Snow Junior College in Utah. He caught 12 passes for 291 yards (24.3 per catch) and two touchdowns.
"I'm not disappointed at all," Powell said of the setback. "Things happen in life. All I have to do is take it from here and be there for my team, mentally, and get prepared for the season, like if I was healthy."
Watch what else Powell had to say about his injury, last season and what he expects this fall in the HI TV Video Interview: