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IOWA CITY — Two of Iowa’s top three wide receivers are battling health issues to start the football season.
Nico Ragaini will miss “at least a couple weeks” with an injury, head coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday.
Keagan Johnson has “a chance” to play, Ferentz said, but his health status “has been touch and go.” Johnson did not play in Iowa’s annual Kids’ Day practice on Aug. 13.
If Johnson cannot play, that would leave Arland Bruce IV as the only wide receiver with past experience at the FBS level available. Jackson Ritter suffered a season-ending injury before fall camp began, and Diante Vines will miss the start of the season.
Walk-ons Alec Wick and Jack Johnson are listed as Iowa’s second-team wide receivers. Other possible wide receivers who could contribute include Brody Brecht and Jacob Bostick.
David Davidkov out for season
Offensive lineman David Davidkov will miss the 2022 season with an injury, Ferentz said.
The 6-foot-6 redshirt freshman came into fall camp as Iowa’s second-team left tackle before suffering an injury that also kept him off the field for the Kids’ Day practice.
Jack Plumb, also the starting right tackle, is the second-team left tackle behind Mason Richman. Nick DeJong is behind Plumb on the depth chart. Connor Colby could move from guard to tackle, if needed.
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