Aside from bad, Matt VandeBerg simply hasn’t had much luck at all on the injury front of late.
The Iowa wide receiver suffered a foot injury in late September last year and ultimately missed the remainder of the 2016 season. Fast-forward nearly six months and VandeBerg appears to have found himself in a similar health predicament as he’s expected to miss the Hawkeyes’ spring practice this year.
Matt VandeBerg expected to miss spring practice after re-injuring foot https://t.co/txdOBQAItz
— Blair Sanderson (@BlairRIVALS) March 14, 2017
There had been rumors that VandeBerg aggravated the issue earlier this month working out while preparing for spring practice. It’s unclear how long the senior will be sidelined and what if any impact it will have on his availability this coming season.
At the time he sustained the initial injury, VandeBerg led the Hawkeyes in receptions (19), receiving yards (284) and receiving touchdowns (284). In 2015, his 65 catches for 703 yards were tops on the team, while his four receiving touchdowns were second.
VandeBerg received a medical redshirt for the 2016 season that would allow him to play this season, provided he’s healthy.