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The Hawkeyes got a huge boost ahead of Wednesday’s Cy-Hawk showdown.
Junior guard Kathleen Doyle (hand fracture) is active and is expected to play at least some against Iowa State, a Hawkeyes spokesperson confirmed.
Doyle was still wearing a soft brace on her left hand, but she went through pregame warmups like normal.
Doyle fractured her non-shooting hand in practice Nov. 2. She was expected to miss four to six weeks. This Friday marks five weeks since the injury.
“I know I’d like it,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said Monday about a possible Doyle return. “But I just don’t know.”
Even if it’s in a limited capacity, anything from Doyle will boost Iowa’s depth and defensive intensity.
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