Cade McNamara injury update: Iowa QB, Michigan transfer to reportedly miss rest of season

Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara suffered an injury following an awkward landing trying to get out of his own end zone against Michigan State on Saturday.

The Michigan transfer dropped back and tried to scramble as the pocket collapsed, eventually falling to the ground with a non-contact injury. He was tended to on the field for a while before he was eventually helped off. He was 3 for 5 passing with 46 yards.

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Iowa would go on to beat Michigan State 26-16, notching its first Big Ten win on the season to move to 4-1 (1-1) on the year.

Cade McNamara injury update

Shortly after exiting the game, McNamara would be carted off the field. He later returned and was seen sporting a pair of crutches on the sidelines of Kinnick Stadium:

McNamara was replaced by backup QB Deacon Hill.

David Eickholt of 247 Sports reported Monday McNamara will be out the rest of the season due to the injury to his left knee, although the full nature of the injury wasn't disclosed. It's the second straight year in which McNamara will miss significant time with a lower body injury.


Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday confirmed that he will miss the remainder of the 2023 college football season with a torn ACL.

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