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Kirk Ferentz Confirms Safety Brandon Snyder Re-Tore ACL In First Game Back From Same Injury

Iowa safety Brandon Snyder had a memorable return from a torn ACL suffered in the spring, but suffered the injury again in his first game back.

Just six months after tearing his ACL in the spring, Snyder made his inspirational return to the field, starting the October 7 game against Illinois.

During that game, he housed an interception for a touchdown, taking it 89-yards for the score.

He reportedly experienced discomfort after the game, and today, head coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed that he suffered his second torn ACL of the year. From The Register:

Iowa's junior safety has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee for a second time this year and is out for the year, coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday. He will have a second surgery.


"We'll look forward to getting him rehabbed and get him back for next season, but it's an unfortunate twist," Ferentz said.

Ferentz said that the team will try for a medical redshirt, but said he is not optimistic.

It's really unfortunate news for Snyder. Hopefully he has similar success in this second rehab stint.

Iowa follows up its massive upset of Ohio State with a trip to undefeated Wisconsin on Saturday.

[The Register]