Canzeri tears ACL

Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri, who was slated as the Hawkeyes’ No. 1 tailback for the first week and a half of spring practice, has reportedly torn his ACL.

Canzeri’s father, Brian, told Rob Howe of hawkeyeinsider.com that his son had suffered the injury; Jordan Canzeri had an MRI on Thursday that revealed the tear, which reportedly occurred during the team’s practice on Wednesday.

Canzeri didn’t see much playing time last year, but stepped up for the 2011 Insight Bowl after normal starter Marcus Coker was suspended. Then a freshman, Canzeri finished the bowl with 58 yards on 22 carries in Iowa’s loss to Oklahoma.

Torn ACLs usually take surgery and between four and six months to completely heal, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

— by Seth Roberts

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