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    IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

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    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud sustained injuries in Saturday’s football game at Colorado that will end his collegiate career and require total knee reconstruction.

    “We had a strong feeling that he suffered serious injuries and the doctors just confirmed it,” said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads. “He remains a co-captain on this football team and continues to receive treatment and rehabilitation before surgery. Austen is doing everything he can to help our football team beat Missouri, he is that kind of selfless person.”

    Arnaud is Iowa State’s all-time leader in completion percentage, having hit on .597 of his passes (616-of-1031). He his second in Cyclone history with 6,777 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes and 8,044 yards of total offense.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION




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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Wow, that's severe, just like everyone thought.

    This team should look at Austen as their rallying point this week. Win it for the fans, win it for the seniors, but really, win it Austen Arnaud. You look at that write-up about the knee, and you've got a guy who gave his all literally until and during his last play.

    They need to come out fired up to do this for him, since he can't now. Win this thing for Austen.


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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    just read this in the daily.... really too bad for Austen.

    I wont say I was ALWAYS behind AA but this season he showed me in the last few games that he is capable of being a D1 QB.

    Ive worked with Austen and he couldnt be a nicer guy who never put himself on a pedestal.

    Thanks for your time Austen



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Depressing. I really hope he gets a good, long standing ovation on Saturday from the 25,000 in attendance.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Depressing. I really hope he gets a good, long standing ovation on Saturday from the 25,000 in attendance.
    Will you be there?



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    I know he had talked about hoping to try out for the next level, I'm guessing he'll still be in therapy when the combine comes around though. What's the timeframe for recovery on something like this?



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Can one of you doctors explain what a "total knee reconstruction" means exactly? Just curious.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Depressing. I really hope he gets a good, long standing ovation on Saturday from the 25,000 in attendance.
    I don't quite see the need to take a pot shot at the fans in a thread about a great player and student having his knee blown out.

    Luckily it doesn't take a good knee to help out JT and to support his teammates, and we all know Austen is great at that.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    Can one of you doctors explain what a "total knee reconstruction" means exactly? Just curious.
    I'm not a doctor, but I'd guess it means he tore both the ACL and MCL.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Austen Arnaud: I am proud to say that I was able to watch you play Quarterback for Iowa State. You are truly the epitome of what it means to be a Cylcone. I only wish that we as fans (myself included) were behind you and gave as much to you through our support as you did to us through your efforts on the field.

    Yours truly,

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    – columnist Sean Keeler, Des Moines Register

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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Ugh...can't believe we'll never see AA with 9 guys on his back stretching for the first down again. The whole thing just saddens me. But I'm having a hard time believing this team won't come out on Saturday with it's *** on fire..I think we've got a shot on Saturday.

    Thanks again AA!!!



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Depressing. I really hope he gets a good, long standing ovation on Saturday from the 25,000 in attendance.
    Whatever I will be there +5 that weren't planning on going.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Release from Iowa State ---

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud sustained injuries in Saturday’s football game at Colorado that will end his collegiate career and require total knee reconstruction.

    “We had a strong feeling that he suffered serious injuries and the doctors just confirmed it,” said Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads. “He remains a co-captain on this football team and continues to receive treatment and rehabilitation before surgery. Austen is doing everything he can to help our football team beat Missouri, he is that kind of selfless person.”

    Arnaud is Iowa State’s all-time leader in completion percentage, having hit on .597 of his passes (616-of-1031). He his second in Cyclone history with 6,777 passing yards, 42 touchdown passes and 8,044 yards of total offense.
    Really sad about the knee. Wow. But really uplifting on the quote from Rhoads. AA "is that kind of selfless person".

    AA is ALL Class. A Truly great Cyclone. Thanks AA for the great memories.



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    Re: IOWA STATE’S AUSTEN ARNAUD NEEDS TOTAL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION

    Wow....I can't express how sorry I feel for Austen Arnaud. What a horrible way to end your college career after battling through such adversity for the past 5 years. Austen gave his all to the team, the university, the fans and is the epitimy of what a true Cyclone is all about. I actually named my son Austen, spelled it with the E and he will definitely be wearing his #4 ISU jersey on Saturday. I would love nothing more for the team to go out there and win this last one for Austen Arnaud. LETS GO CYCLONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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