Iowa QB C.J. Beathard undergoes sports hernia surgery

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Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard underwent surgery in Philadelphia last week to correct a sports hernia, according to HawkeyeReport.com and Chad Lestikow of The Des Moines Register.

Beathard dealt with the injury for all of the 2015 season, as it was initially thought to be a groin strain. Considering how Iowa finished the season 12-2 (8-0 Big Ten) and nearly defeated Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game, it’s astounding that Beathard played so well in spite of the injury. On the season, he completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,809 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 237 yards and six scores on the ground.

The good news is that Beathard is expected to be sidelined for only six weeks due to the surgery and should be a full-go for spring practice, meaning that he’ll be ready to help Iowa try and repeat its astonishing and incredible 2015 success in the fall.

Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Beathard’s recovery!

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