Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff is day-to-day after sustaining a knee injury in Iowa's win over Ball State on Saturday, head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a teleconference Tuesday.

Earlier Tuesday, KCRG's Scott Westerberg reported Scherff told him he had undergone knee surgery. According to KMA Radio's Derek Martin, Scherff had surgery on his meniscus, and the lineman is out two to three weeks. Scherff told Westerberg he's confident he'll be back by Iowa's Big Ten opener Sept. 27 against Purdue and could be back for the game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 20.

Asked if Scherff had surgery, Ferentz said Scherff was stiff after the game Saturday and has a chance to play this week.

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A redshirt senior, Scherff was named the team's offensive most valuable player last season after starting every game. He is a projected first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Iowa hosts Iowa State as part of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series on Saturday. The Hawkeyes have opened the season 2-0, while the Cyclones are 0-2.

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