September 01, 2010
Iowa senior Josh Koeppel, a backup center and long snapper, will likely miss the Hawkeyes' season opener Saturday against Eastern Illinois after his motorcycle was hit head-on by a pickup truck at an intersection on Monday morning. That's not "allegedly" or "reportedly" hit by a pickup truck, or hit by a pickup truck "according to police." No, he was very clearly hit head-on by a pickup truck:
Incredibly, after having his 6-foot-2, 273-pound frame knocked completely head over heels, Koeppel was treated and released from a university clinic and walked away with "just scrapes and soreness," according to coach Kirk Ferentz. With any luck, he'll be back in the lineup in time for the rivalry match with Iowa State on Sept. 11, and quietly laughing to himself every time he hears someone compare playing on the line to being in a car crash.