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Kyler Schott will miss season opener for Iowa with a very Iowa off-field injury

Schott hurt himself doing farm chores, and the brand remains strong for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Kyler Schott looks on during the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl football game between the USC Trojans and the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 27, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Iowa Hawkeyes right guard Kyler Schott was the projected starter along the offensive line for this season. The 2020 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten player participated in five of eight games last season, starting at two different positions.

But he’ll have to take a (ahem) step back after sustaining the most Iowa injury possible. The Coggon, IA native Schott hurt his foot while bailing hay at the family farm.

Ferentz said anyone currently dealing with injuries is expected to be ready for the season-opener, aside for one exception. Offensive lineman Kyler Schott will miss the first few weeks with a foot issue, after suffering the injury while bailing hay last month.

Schott, who was expected to start at right guard, is currently on crutches and is likely to return during “the first portion of the season.”

”He had a really good summer and unfortunately had an accident, a setback during the course of the week the guys had off,” Ferentz said. ”We started last Thursday. He was at home helping bail hay, and I think he’s the first guy in my 23 years (of coaching) who got injured bailing hay. Jumped off a bale and had a foot injury.”

What could a more perfect merger of injury and school be to a starting player? A USC linebacker having a spotlight fall on him shooting a commercial? A Miami Hurricane getting in a car accident on A1A? A Fireball whiskey overdose on The Palouse?

Clearly the team isn’t mad at Schott for his off-field shenanigans, as he was also named to the team Leadership Council for the upcoming season as well.