IOWA CITY, Iowa – Ike Boettger and Boone Myers came into their senior season expecting a fun finish. It didn’t take long for that dream to be squashed.
Myers injured his ankle in August training camp. He tried to gut it out before opting for surgery midway through the season. While there’s a possibility he could get back for a bowl game, he said he’s just taking it one day at a time while walking around in a boot.
Boettger blew out his Achilles tendon during the team’s week two game against Iowa State. He said Tuesday that he’s probably two months away from football workouts.
The senior duo is contributing to the team by tutoring freshmen Alaric Jackson and Tristan Wirfs, who were pushed into the starting lineup due to their injuries. Myers and Boettger still have NFL aspirations.
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They’ll take part in Iowa’s Senior Day festivities Saturday when Purdue comes to Kinnick Stadium (2:30 p.m., BTN). They talk about that and more in this HN TV video: