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Twelve Iowa football players in hospital

Updated: January 26, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Twelve Iowa football players are recovering after being taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Monday evening with a kidney condition, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported on its website Tuesday.

The Gazette said the Iowa players have rhabdomyolysis, which is a breakdown of muscle fibers that releases myoglobin into the bloodstream. This can affect the kidneys and can be caused by excessive exercise.

This corresponds with a posting on the Facebook page of Iowa linebacker Jim ...

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