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Kansas State vs Iowa State: Week 2 Injury Report

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Kansas State has luckily avoided the major injury bug. Iowa State, however, has the plague.

Lockett is ready to outrun Cyclones...
Lockett is ready to outrun Cyclones...
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While snark is definitely not on the injured list, there were a couple Wildcats -- or not. Who knows? After all, Kansas State doesn't release that information.  But we've compiled what we can... just don't count on any of this being true.

Kansas State

Cody Whitehair, OL

He's not blind. Coach Snyder was willing to divulge that status. His playing status is questionable. He appeared to miss the end of the season opener because of a possible injury to his right ankle. However, he was up on his own two feet without assistance on his way to the locker room. Snyder didn't mention him during the teleconference but that doesn't really mean anything. Hopefully, it is a minor injury because he would be missed on the offensive line.

 

Tyler Lockett, WR

Playing barely any minutes in the season opener, Lockett is thought to have been rested because of a minor hamstring injury. This injury isn't expected to limit his playing time in future games, but it was made clear this week that Lockett will play when and if Snyder wants him to play. Lockett's own take on the situation is that it's a coaching decision and that he is good to go. With lots of depth at wide receiver there are alternatives, but Lockett is the star for a very good reason.

 

Dalton Converse, LS

Was not suited up against Stephen F. Austin but there is little reason to believe that was a disciplinary action. Expected to be the full-time long snapper, his absence does suggest something although at this point it isn't clear what exactly ails him.

 

Jarvis Leverett, RB

While an injury did have him in a boot through late summer, he did see late action against Stephen F. Austin. This is as good as indication as any that he will most likely see more carries through the season. As Snyder is taking a committee style approach to the running back position, he should have time, if needed, to rest, without detracting from the team performance.

 

Jack Cantele, PK

After being the primary placekicker against Stephen F. Austin, it appears Cantele is good to go after missing the end of last season for an undisclosed injury.

 

Cody Small, TE; Kyle Klein, WR; AJ Allen, OL

Did not suit up against Stephen F. Austin due to undisclosed injuries. We think.

 

Iowa State

Iowa State is, well I'm not entirely sure how to put this delicately... let's go with sad. The injury bug struck so hard and fast that it's become a plague for the Cyclones.

Quenton Bundrage, WR

After suffering an injury to his ACL, Bundrage is out for the season. This is a huge blow to the Cyclones as he was their primary offensive weapon. He is expected to be replaced by the heralded Iowan native and true freshman Allan Lazard on the depth chart.

 

Tom Farniok, C

Farniok injured his MCL in the season opening game, though it does not appear as serious as a similar injury he experienced in last year's opener. He is expected to play in Iowa State's Big 12 opener against Kansas State. Coach Rhodes says he can play through it and "unless he can be hit in just the right fashion" Farniok will be able to play through rehab and recover fully.

 

Ben Loth, C

Loth was expected to be Farniok's backup until the first practice of the season where he endured a career-ending MCL injury. Jamison Lalk, a redshirt freshman who had originally been listed as the left guard backup, will now be the backup for Farniok.

 

Gabe Luna, DE

Suffered a back injury over the summer which has prevented him from training and may cause the junior college transfer to redshirt the 2014 season. The Cyclones were counting on him to help beef up their defensive line.

 

Jacob Gannon, OL

Quit the team Thursday afternoon for personal reasons. After starting eight games last season and being selected three times for the academic All Big 12 the rumored reason is that he is burnt out. Gannon was the starting right tackle and will be replaced by redshirt freshman Jake Campos. He was the starter last week in the loss against the Bison of North Dakota.

 

Overall, Kansas State suffered a few injuries that are not expected to have long-term effects on the outcome of the season. Iowa State, unfortunately, can not say the same. At this point, they are dipping deep into their depth charts to fill in spots where they were expecting to have stars.