Scherff a game-time decision for Iowa today; Ott will play

Rick Brown
Brandon Scherff a game-time decision for Hawkeyes today

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff may play against Iowa State today.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz told play-by-play voice Gary Dolphin on his Learfield Sports pregame show that Scherff would be a game-time decision.

Scherff was injured in the second quarter of last week's game against Ball State. He was hurt as he tried to run down Blake Dueitt on a fumble return. Scherff went to the sidelines and had his knee checked, went to the locker room and returned to the sidelines shortly after. He returned to the game after missing just two series and a play and finished the game.

Ferentz said on an interview with Hawkeyesports.com Sunday night that he expected everyone to play who played against Ball State. But according to Iowa offensive tackle Andrew Donnal, Scherff found out Monday evening that he needed surgery.

KCRG-TV reported Tuesday morning that Scherff did have surgery to remove meniscus in his right knee. Scherff was seen entering the football complex on crutches Tuesday afternoon.

Ferentz said at his Tuesday news conference that Scherff was "day to day."

Iowa starting defensive end Drew Ott will play today. Ott was injured Monday in a collision between his moped and an automobile.