Luke Knott suffers hip setback; could be forced to retire

Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Luke Knott has suffered a setback with his ongoing hip injury. The injury initially led to Knott requiring surgery and missing the remainder of the 2013 season.

Last year, Knott, a redshirt junior, returned to the field but now he has “suffered a setback in his ongoing issues with his hip and his status for the fall is unknown.”

According to Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads, Knott’s future is as uncertain as it has ever been.

While Knott continues to meet with doctors throughout the week, the Cyclones are prepared for anything from Knott taking the field this season to the linebacker being forced to call it a career.

“Everything is on the table right now,” Rhoads said, via the Ames Tribune. “Could start in 2015, could never play football again. I think it’s all on the table.”

Knott played in 12 games last season, with eight starts. Luke Knott finished the 2014 campaign with 74 total tackles (37 solo, 37 assisted). In his shortened 2013 season, Knott recorded 45 total tackles.

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