Breaking News: Iowa Running Back Jewel Hampton Will Miss the 2009 Season

Posted by Tim Cary on September-1-2009 Add Comments

As Bleacher Report's First and Big predicted almost a week ago, Iowa running back Jewel Hampton will miss the entire 2009 season with a knee injury.

Coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement just moments ago in his press conference, as transcribed by

Hampton had suffered the initial injury in the summer and re-aggravated it in an August practice.

He will have surgery, redshirt, and retain three years of eligibility after setting the Hawkeye freshman record for rushing touchdowns in 2008.

Iowa fans were going...

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