Iowa football: Hawkeyes' injured trio active for Wisconsin game

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa will get reinforcements on the health front for Saturday night’s showdown.

Ivory Kelly-Martin is one of three injured Hawkeyes who are back active against Wisconsin.

Running back Ivory Kelly-Martin (ankle), wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (shoulder) and right guard Cole Banwart (lower leg) are all active against Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes’ injured trio went through pregame warmups without any limitations.

Last week’s 38-14 win over Northern Iowa was the first absence for Smith-Marsette and Banwart, while Kelly-Martin had been sidelined the last two games. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz was hopeful earlier in the week that all three would return.

Kelly-Martin and Smith-Marsette add more weapons to the Hawkeyes’ offensive attack. Redshirt senior Dalton Ferguson remained the starting right guard during pregame warmups. But regardless, Banwart’s return provides more depth up-front. 

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.