Jestin Jacobs was expected to play a key role for Iowa during the 2022 season. Unfortunately, he has been injured over the first four weeks and received a disappointing diagnosis Tuesday.

It was revealed that Jacobs will miss the remainder of the 2022 season after needing season-ending surgery. Jacobs made it back into the lineup and started against Rutgers but was unable to finish the game.

Wide receiver Keagan Johnson is also out for Week 5 against Michigan.

Jacobs was a key piece for Iowa in 2021 and entered this season as a piece of an Iowa LB group that also featured Seth Benson and Jack Campbell. Following the win over Rutgers, head coach Kirk Ferentz and admitted the prognosis for Jacobs’ injury did not look good.

Hopefully, the Iowa defense can keep the strong results rolling without Jacobs. The Hawkeyes currently have the best scoring defense in the country and produced a pair of defensive touchdowns in the win over the Scarlet Knights.

That unit will be tested with Michigan coming to Iowa City in Week 5.