IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa will be getting two of its three injured offensive players back as offensive tackle Cole Croston and George Kittle will face No. 10 Wisconsin on Saturday, according to the Iowa pregame radio show.
Offensive tackle Boone Myers, who is dealing with a leg injury, will not suit up.
Boone Myers will not play. George Kittle and Cole Croston will play.
— Gary Dolphin (@GaryDolphin) October 22, 2016
Croston missed the Purdue game last week with an ankle injury. Kittle suffered a leg injury in the first half against Purdue and didn’t return to the contest.
Croston is expected to start at right tackle. He began the season at left tackle before switching to the right side of the line before the Minnesota game on Oct. 8.
Kittle is one of the top receiving weapons for Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard. He is second on the team with 17 receptions for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The status of the three offensive players was uncertain throughout the week, but it did improve the close it got to game day. The return of Croston and Kittle will be a much needed boost for an Iowa squad that will need a strong day from its players up front if it wants to beat the Badgers.
Wisconsin is one of the top defenses in the Big Ten. The Badgers are top 15 nationally in points allowed and rush defense.