Iowa defensive back injured in boating accident
Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner was injured in a watercraft accident on Friday evening, according to a release from the school. The Iowa athletic department released a statement on Saturday morning.
Koerner was injured in an accident which occurred at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“We can confirm Jack Koerner — a junior defensive back on the University of Iowa football team and member of the 2020 Leadership Group — was injured in a watercraft accident at Lake of the Ozarks on Friday, June 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m.,” the statement read.
Koerner was on campus and had been participating in voluntary workouts with teammates. He was with his father during the time of the accident.
Koerner was the team’s second-leading tackler last season, piling up 81 stops in 13 games for the Hawkeyes. He also broke up five passes, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass during Iowa’s 10-3 campaign.
A rising junior, Koerner has appeared in 25 career games with the Hawkeyes. He collected just two tackles as a freshman in 2018.