Iowa tackle Scherff to miss several months

Some bad but not surprising news from Iowa on Sunday, as starting left tackle Brandon Scherff will miss several months after undergoing surgery to repair a leg injury suffered in Saturday night's loss to Penn State.

Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Scherff will miss "a couple months" with what is reportedly a broken right fibula and a dislocated ankle. The injury looked gruesome on television replays, and Scherff was taken from the field on a cart in the first quarter of Iowa's 38-14 loss. Nolan MacMillan took over for Scherff and likely will remain as the Hawkeyes' top left tackle.

Ferentz said after the game that Scherff likely would miss the rest of the season.

Iowa is still awaiting a status report on guard Andrew Donnal, who left the game with a knee injury. Ferentz told hawkeyesports.com that additional tests are being done on Donnal and he would know more later in the week.

Rough time for the Iowa offense right now.