The Iowa QB sends his prayers to the injured receiver.
Iowa football fans waking up to news that the Hawkeyes' top pass-catcher, Matt VandeBerg, had broken his foot probably hoped it was just a bad dream.
But the news was confirmed by head coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday: The senior wide receiver suffered a foot injury on Monday and would be "out of action indefinitely."
And those ever-reliable five stages of grief are running their course.
In Iowa's first four games, VandeBerg had led the team in receptions, receiving yards AND receiving touchdowns. This has to be a joke, right?
Optimism was not high that anyone could replace No. 89 in the role.
Some Hawkeye fans were willing to do just about anything to keep VandeBerg on the starting roster.
I will donate a foot to MVB to keep him on the field.— Irrational VandeBerg (@IrrationalHawk) September 27, 2016
Let's be real. Losing VandeBerg is a severe blow. How will the Iowa offense adjust!? (Here's a thought.)
But things will be OK, Hawkeye fans. Maybe.
Until then: Next man up.
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