An issue that plagued Iowa’s starting quarterback for most of the 2015 season has, hopefully, been cleared.
HawkeyeReport.com was the first to report that C.J. Beathard underwent surgery last week in Philadelphia to repair a sports hernia. The Des Moines Register subsequently confirmed the medical procedure.
The good news for the Hawkeyes is that Beathard should be healed and healthy enough to participate in the whole of spring practice, with the player expected be full recovered in six weeks or so. “[If Beathard] had to play a game in six weeks, he [would] be ready to play,” Beathard’s father told the Rivals.com website.
Perhaps most notable is that, as the Hawkeyes were rolling toward a school-record 12-win season, Beathard played the final 12 games of the year with the injury, which was originally thought to be a groin strain.
Despite the injury, Beathard was fourth in the Big Ten in passing efficiency, completing 61.6 percent of his 362 passes with 17 touchdown passes against just five interceptions as the Hawkeyes surprised with an an unbeaten regular season. For his efforts, Beathard was named second-team all-conference.