Report: Iowa QB Cade McNamara (knee) likely done for year

Iowa has likely lost quarterback Cade McNamara for the rest of the season due to a left knee injury, 247Sports reported Monday.

He went down with a non-contact injury in the first quarter of Iowa’s 26-16 home win over Michigan State on Saturday night.

McNamara had completed 3 of 5 passes for 46 yards before exiting. Deacon Hill entered at quarterback and guided the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) to the victory.

McNamara, 23, transferred to Iowa after three seasons at Big Ten rival Michigan. He finishes his first season at Iowa with 505 passing yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions on 51.1 percent passing.

He missed most of 2022 with a leg injury before being cleared in time for Iowa’s fall camp.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is expected to comment on McNamara’s injury status at a press conference Tuesday, but McNamara was not listed on the Hawkeyes’ depth chart Monday for this week’s game against Purdue (2-3, 1-1).

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