Iowa’s top returning wide receiver recently had surgery, according to reports.
Former Daily Iowan sports reporter and current National Football Post contributor Scott Miller tweeted the following Thursday:
I’ve heard several people confirm that the Hawkeye wide receiver has been seen around campus with his hand wrapped, and McNutt also posted the following message on his Facebook Feb. 9:
“Prayers please big day tomorrow.”
McNutt has been a dominant receiver for the Hawkeyes since converting to the position in 2009. He led the Iowa receiving corps in 2010 with 53 catches for 861 yards and eight touchdowns. His 1,546 career receiving yards is already 16th-best in school history.
He opted to return for his senior season at Iowa rather than leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. You can’t help but wonder if this played a major factor in his decision.
Fortunately for McNutt and Hawkeye fans, it sounds like this is very minor and shouldn’t be much of a concern. He still has a little less than a month to heal up before Iowa opens Spring practice on March 23.