Five Iowa players out of hospital

Updated: January 28, 2011, 8:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Friday that five of the 13 players hospitalized this week with a muscle disorder following grueling offseason workouts are being discharged.

Ferentz said in a statement that he's looking forward to the release of the eight remaining players "in the days ahead."

The coach hasn't spoken to reporters since the school announced Tuesday that the players had been hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced syndrome that can damage cells ...

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