Just when we thought the Iowa football team would enter fall camp completely healthy, one of their offensive players has suffered an injury that will keep him out several weeks. Wide receiver Jonathan Parker injured his foot about a week ago according to head coach Kirk Ferentz who delivered the news at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.
"I think our health is pretty good but we incurred one injury at the end of last week," Ferentz confirmed. "Wide receiver Jonathan Parker. He's got a foot injury that may require surgery. It will knock him out at least a couple weeks. It's just one of those deals. It's nothing dramatic. It's just one of them things. I'll get that confirmed here soon."
Parker hasn't been a significant contributor just yet at the receiver position but is used for depth as a returner and his speed is utilized on end arounds and jet sweeps. However, receiver is probably not a position in which they want to be losing guys right now.
Ferentz discussed the severity and timeline that they may be operating under, though nothing is for sure until it is finalized on whether or not he'll need surgery.
"He's got a foot injury," Ferentz re-iterated. "It sounds like maybe he'll miss 6-8 weeks, something like that."
If that timeline holds up, it would appear that Parker could miss all of fall camp and perhaps the season opener. Hawkeye Insider will keep you informed as further updates roll in on Parker's status.