Kirk Ferentz could be without 2 of his wide receivers for the game against South Dakota State. Chad Leistikow and Lloyd Kennington Smith III of the Des Moines Register posted about the news.

Keagan Johnson and Nico Ragaini were the top 2 wideouts for Iowa last season, just behind TE Sam LaPorta in terms of yards. Johnson will be listed as “touch and go” for the season opener, while Ragaini will miss a couple of weeks with an undisclosed injury.

The Hawkeyes receivers chose a good time to be out as ESPN’s FPI gives them a 91% chance to win on Saturday. It could cause problems if the pair are out longer than expected.

Ragaini and Johnson combined for 683 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns last season. For the sake of the Iowa receiving core, Hawkeyes fans will be hoping that they will be back sooner rather than later.

Saturday’s game will broadcast at noon ET on FS1.