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Iowa's Matt VandeBerg out 'indefinitely'

Wide receiver injured foot in practice Monday

Iowa wide receiver Matt VandeBerg tries to escape a tackle by Miami (Ohio) defensive back Buchi Okafor during the first half of a game at Kinnick Stadium Sept. 3. VandeBerg will be out indefinitely, Coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Iowa wide receiver Matt VandeBerg tries to escape a tackle by Miami (Ohio) defensive back Buchi Okafor during the first half of a game at Kinnick Stadium Sept. 3. VandeBerg will be out indefinitely, Coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday that senior wide receiver Matt VandeBerg is out of action indefinitely, due to injury.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound VandeBerg suffered a foot injury during practice on Monday. He is a native of Brandon, South Dakota, where he attended Brandon Valley High School. VandeBerg has played in all four games this season, leading the team in receptions (19), receiving yards (284) and receiving touchdowns (3).

“It is unfortunate that Matt will miss some time due to his injury,” Ferentz said in the release. “We know that Matt will work extremely hard to get back on the field as soon as possible. We feel confident that some of our younger receivers will step up in Matt’s absence.”

Iowa (3-1, 1-0) hosts Northwestern (1-3, 0-1) in its annual homecoming game Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Game time is 11:01 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.

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