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Weisman left off depth chart after injury against Michigan St.

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 16, 2012 6:30 AM

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Mark Weisman’s game-tying touchdown in the final minute against Michigan State may have come at a steep cost.

The sophomore running back injured his ankle on the play and is not listed on the weekly depth chart released by the Hawkeyes on Monday afternoon. Weisman was tackled into the end zone and limped off the field. He received treatment and tape on his ankle on the sidelines but did not return to action in overtime.

Weisman has carried the ball 100 times this season for 631 yards and 8 touchdowns this season — almost all of that coming in the last four games, when the Air Force transfer took over as Iowa’s top running back.

Greg Garmon is listed as the starter in place of Weisman. The true freshman carried the ball four times for 6 yards against the Spartans, and he has 14 carries for just 35 yards this season.

Sophomore Jordan Canzeri is listed as the No. 2 back, making his first appearance on the team’s depth chart this year. Canzeri tore his ACL in spring practice in April and has been practicing since August. He is apparently ready to play now if needed.

Weisman’s absence on the two-deeps, however, doesn’t guarantee he won’t play. He appeared for postgame interviews after Iowa’s win over the Spartans in a protective boot but said he would “definitely” be ready to play against Penn State on Saturday.

— by Sam Louwagie


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