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Twelve Iowa football players recovering at UIHC

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 25, 2011 4:14 PM

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Twelve Iowa football players are in safe and stable condition after being admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Monday night.

A UIHC staff physician and a team physician said Tuesday in a UI release that the student-athletes were responding well to treatment.

"All of the individuals are responding well to treatment as of Tuesday morning," the UIHC physician said. "All are in safe and stable condition. At this time we are not sure when any of the individuals will be discharged. Hospital discharges will be on a case-by-case basis."

Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said in the release that head football coach Kirk Ferentz is currently out of the area due to recruting, but Ferentz "is aware of the situation and is being kept abreast of the progress being made."

"Our number one concern is the safety of our student-athletes, so we are pleased with the positive feedback," Barta said. "Our next step is to find out what happened so we can avoid this happening in the future."

No identities or individual medical conditions of the student athletes will be released, and UI does not expect any further comment at this time.


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