Source: Players' return hinges on test

Updated: January 31, 2011, 8:21 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

The 13 Iowa football players who were hospitalized last week with a muscle disorder will not be allowed to return to workouts until blood tests show they have recovered adequately to resume training, a family source said.

The players were hospitalized a week ago with rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome that can damage cells and cause kidney problems. The muscle disorder developed following a series of grueling offseason workouts.

The players will be treated as outpatients ...

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