Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Iowa State receivers struggling with injury
By ESPN.com staff
Iowa State's receivers need a big spring, but injuries are keeping major contributors off the field.
Aaron Horne, a juco transfer who caught 38 passes for 431 yards in his first season, will miss the rest of the spring with a broken collarbone. He suffered the injury on Saturday, coach Paul Rhoads told reporters this week.
Fellow receivers Ja’Quarius Daniels (shoulder) and Chris Young (concussion) are also being kept off the field.
Iowa State's leading receiver, Darius Reynolds, is gone, and Josh Lenz will enter his senior season as one of the top targets, but his production narrowly outpaced Horne's, with 39 catches for 510 yards.
The unit was one of the least productive in the Big 12, and one of the positions that needs the most improvement this spring.
If that's going to happen, the receivers obviously have to stay healthy. Not what Iowa State wanted to see this spring.