Some bad news has trickled out of Iowa’s fall camp. The Hawkeyes are going to be missing some depth along the offensive line for at least a few weeks.

Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register reported on Friday that offensive lineman Kyler Schott suffered a serious foot injury that will keep him sidelined early in the season. The injury stems from Schott bailing hay while at home.

Schott is currently on crutches but head coach Kirk Ferentz said he expects the offensive guard to be back at some point in the first portion of the season. A specific timeline on a return was not provided.

Iowa has Schott listed as a 6-foot-2, 295-pound senior lineman and was projected as the starter at right guard following spring practice. He has played in 14 career games and has made 8 starts along the Hawkeyes’ front.

Schott’s absence early in the season is a big blow for the Hawkeyes because of the tough start to the 2021 season. Iowa opens the year at home against a ranked Indiana team on Saturday, Sept. 4 and will then play a Top 10 Iowa State squad one week later.

Ferentz would like to have as much depth up front as possible for those two critical contests.