While the details are extremely scant right now, Iowa issued a press release Tuesday afternoon addressing a medical situation that’s slammed headfirst into the football program.
Per the release, 12 Iowa football players are recovering after being admitted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Monday evening. The cryptic release further states that individual medical conditions, or identity of the student athletes, will not be released, and that the school will have no further comment on the situation.
The good news is that, while they remain hospitalized, all are responding well to treatment.
“The student-athletes were admitted throughout the course of Monday evening,” said the UIHC staff physician. “All of the individuals are responding well to treatment as of Tuesday morning. All are in safe and stable condition. At this time we are not sure when any of the individuals will be discharged. Hospital discharge will be on a case by case basis.”
“Coach Kirk Ferentz is out of town recruiting, but he is aware of the situation and is being kept abreast of the progress being made,” said Gary Barta, UI director of athletics. “Our No. 1 concern is the safety of our student-athletes, so we are pleased with the positive feedback. Our next step is to find out what happened so we can avoid this happening in the future.”
For now, that’s the extent of the information we have. Obviously, we’ll post more details as they become available.