Saturday, November 5, 2011
Iowa loses DT Dominic Alvis to torn ACL
By Adam Rittenberg
Some bad news for Iowa's defense after the big win against Michigan, as coach Kirk Ferentz announced defensive end Dominic Alvis tore his ACL in the fourth quarter and will miss the remainder of the season.
Alvis has appeared in all nine games this season, recording 30 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. He also has a forced fumble.
Alvis recorded three tackles in the 24-16 win against Michigan.
"The only thing that could have been worse is if he was a senior, but you hate for any player to deal with something that's going to require surgery and rehab and all those types of things," Ferentz said. "He's a young guy that's been working really hard and playing a lot better and improving each week, so it's a loss to our team, but our thoughts are more so with him right now."
Alvis had split time with Lebron Daniel, who will see more time in his absence opposite Broderick Binns.