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Iowa receiver VandeBerg out of action with broken foot


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, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns (19-284-3 TDs).

“It is unfortunate that Matt will miss some time due to his injury,” said Ferentz. “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) will host Northwestern (1-3, 0-1) in its annual Homecoming game Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Game time is 11:01 a.m. for the contest that will air to a national audience on ESPNU.

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