Jack Hockaday injury update

Iowa's linebacker group takes another blow as Jack Hockaday injuries his knee.

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Jack Hockaday injury update

Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday is helped off the field during Iowa’s game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 48-31.

Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday is helped off the field during Iowa’s game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 48-31.

Nick Rohlman

Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday is helped off the field during Iowa’s game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 48-31.

Nick Rohlman

Nick Rohlman

Iowa linebacker Jack Hockaday is helped off the field during Iowa’s game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 48-31.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Starting Iowa middle linebacker Jack Hockaday exited Iowa’s 48-31 win over Minnesota early on Oct. 6 with a left-knee problem.

“It’s not good,” head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “He’s on crutches, and [his knee] is locked up on him a little bit right now. But we don’t think it’s unstable, and that’s a good sign, but we’ll know more after an MRI.”

Before leaving the game, Hockaday had 5 tackles (1 solo). Amani Jones (who was benched in favor of Hockaday in Week 1) filled in the game, tallying 9 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and a sack.

When asked what direction the Hawkeyes would go to possibly replace Hockaday at middle linebacker, Ferentz didn’t have any immediate answers.

“That’s a great question,” he said. “We’ve got a week to figure it out.”

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