Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will miss the Cyclones’ spring game next week due to a broken hand, per a report from Bobby La Gesse of The Ames Tribune.
La Gesse also reported that the actual injury was a hairline fracture and would not affect Lazard’s status for the 2016 season. That is great news for the Cyclones, as Lazard had 56 catches for a team-best 808 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Iowa State wound up going 3-9 (2-7 Big 12) last year, the only saving grace being Kansas going winless. Coach Paul Rhoads was fired at season’s end and replaced with Toledo’s Matt Campbell.
And Campbell and his staff can breathe a sigh of relief, as the former four-star recruit from the Des Moines area has great size at 6-foot-5, 223 pounds and should be a key player in Iowa State’s offense in 2016. Yes, he probably could just wrap his hand up and play, but better to be safe than sorry in this situation.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Lazard’s recovery!
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