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Iowa RB Barkley Hill goes down with apparent knee injury
August 20, 2012 - Andy Heintz
The Iowa football team continues to have issues at running back. This time, the latest setback was by way of injury.
True freshman Barkley Hill sustained an apparent knee injury during an 8-yard TD run Saturday during the Hawkeyes' open practice at Kinnick Stadium.
So far, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has not released information about the injury, but it appeared to be a knee injury as Hill was carted off the field and could not apply pressure to his leg.
This comes at the worst time for the true freshman, who continues to battle sophomore Damon Bullock, JUCO transfer Andre Dawson and fellow true freshman Greg Garmon for the starting job.
Bullock was working with the first unit on Saturday, but Hill, Garmon and fellow true freshman Michael Malloy were all working in plays with the second-teamers. If the Hill injury is serious, that would open the door even wider for Garmon to secure the spot.
Neither Hill nor Garmon played in the previous open practice, but each of them impressed fans and the media Saturday. Garmon was extra impressive, catching the eyes of several media members who said his vision and elusiveness stand out.
We'll try to get the latest information out on Hill as soon as it is available, but it appears he will miss some kind of extended time.
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