IOWA CITY, Iowa — Longtime Iowa radio analyst Ed Podolak told Des Moines radio station KXNO radio Friday afternoon that sophomore center James Daniels is “a game-time decision” for Saturday’s game against Iowa State.
Daniels, who started two games and played in all 14 last year as a true freshman, apparently suffered a knee injury in practice on Wednesday. Daniels made his first start at center last week.
Iowa football spokesman Steve Roe told Landof10.com injury announcements about any player would not be made until Saturday. Podolak, a former Iowa player who has called Hawkeyes games since 1982, has access to observe practice while other media outlets do not.
Daniels’ older brother, LeShun, starts at running back for the Hawkeyes. Should James Daniels be unable to play, right guard Sean Welsh could slide over to center and sophomore Keegan Render start at guard or sophomore Lucas LeGrand could open at center.