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INJURY REPORT: Lazard and Campos working back to full strength

CARROLL, Iowa — The Iowa State football team came out of spring practice healthier than it has in several years. At a Tailgate Tour stop in Carroll on Monday, head coach Matt Campbell confirmed that Allen Lazard and Jake Campos’ recoveries from injury were coming along well.

Lazard missed part of spring drills after suffering a broken hand in practice. Campos was limited throughout the spring after offseason back surgery.

“Allen’s out of the cast, which is great. I saw him, as a matter of fact, this morning as I was getting my workout early this morning, he was getting his,” Campbell said. “Out of his cast and ready to rock and roll. Looked really good so I expect him at full strength through the summer.”

Lazard caught 56 passes for 808 yards and six touchdowns during his sophomore season. He is widely considered one of the top returning wide receivers in the Big 12 and was named to Athlon’s All-Big 12 team earlier in the week.

Campos has started 23 games along the offensive line for Iowa State during the past two seasons. His 23 straight starts is the longest active streak on the team.

“Jake Campos is 100 percent,” Campbell said. “Nice to have Jake ready to rock and roll again and really with no limitations right now which is nice to see. Kind of the plan we had set forth from when he was going to get surgery to what we wanted to get out of him in the spring to coming into now this summer session at 100 percent for us.”

Campbell also said running back Mitchell Harger is progressing after offseason shoulder surgery and should be ready for fall camp. He also noted that defensive tackle Vernell Trent will hopefully be back to full strength after his broken leg sometime in mid-summer.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.