Iowa safety Brandon Snyder is out for the rest of the season after re-tearing the ACL in his left knee, Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz told reporters Tuesday.
Snyder initially tore his ACL in the spring. But after 6 months of rehab, he was back on the field on Oct. 7 against Illinois.
Snyder made an interception and returned it for a touchdown in the game, but his knee bothered him after the game. He has not played in the month since the game, and the severity of the re-injured knee was confirmed Tuesday. Snyder will have surgery later this week.
“He will be off the field obviously,” Ferentz said. “We will look forward to getting him rehabbed and back for next season.”
Ferentz was asked if he felt the program put Snyder back on the field too soon after the serious knee injury, but the Iowa coach said that wasn’t the case.
“I think we all felt confident in his return,” he said. “We were conservative.”
Snyder walked-on to the Iowa program in 2014 and redshirted that season. He played 5 games in 2015 before taking on a key role on Iowa’s defense in 2016. Snyder had 3 interceptions and 85 total tackles in 2016.
Ferentz added he was “not optimistic” about the chances of Snyder earning a medical redshirt for the season. Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman explored the possibility of Snyder being able to earn a medical redshirt earlier this season.
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