Rhabdo Report Due 3/23

March 22, 2011

Written by Jon Miller

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On the day Iowa begins its Spring Football practice sessions, a committee that investigated Iowa’s recent ‘outbreak’ of Rhabdomyolysis will present its finding to the Iowa Board of Regents.

You can read part of the findings in this Des Moines Register report.

UPDATE: The Register has released a more detailed report of the findings linked here.

The Register says the report will absolve any students, trainers, coaches an physicals from any wrongdoing. It will also say the intense squat exercise is what contributed to the Rhabdo cases.

Some may question how those two reconcile with one another, especially in light of the report also stating that the student athletes who suffered from Rhabdo did not have any substances in their bodies that could have helped lead to the onset of Rhabdo in 13 athletes but not the 60+ others that went through the same workout, or the hundreds that had been through the same workout during the Kirk Ferentz era.

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At this point, it’s probably best to wait and read the entire report before adding much in the way of opinion.

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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz will address the Iowa media tomorrow at a regularly scheduled press conference. While the Rhabdo topic may dominate that press conference, it’s a good move (in my opinion) to have Ferentz comment on the report at the start of spring ball and move on to football.

I suspect we’ll get an update as to the health of the ‘Rhabdo 13’ and learn if they have returned to workouts or if they will participate in spring drills.

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We’ll hold a live Iowa football and press conference transcription chat on Wednesday beginning at 12:15, so you’ll be able to read Ferentz’s comments as he speaks them.

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