INJURY UPDATE: Cotton-Moya should play; Ryen still day-to-day

Oct 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) forces Baylor Bears wide receiver Lynx Hawthorne (7) out of bounds at Jack Trice Stadium. The Bears beat the Cyclones 45-42.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Junior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya will most likely be available to play in Iowa State’s game against Texas on Saturday (, 6 p.m.), according to head coach Matt Campbell. Cotton-Moya missed last week’s game against Oklahoma State after being banged up in the loss to Baylor.

His 36 tackles in the team’s first five games puts him among the team’s leaders.

“Kamari was out there,” Campbell said. “He’s been able to practice the last two days, so I think you’ll see Kamari at the game.”

On the other hand, junior wide receiver Trever Ryen is still questionable after injuring his ankle against the Cowboys. He’s been one of the Cyclones’ top offensive weapons while also playing a huge role on the special teams units.

“Trever did practice today,” Campbell said. “What his extent will look like I think we’ll continue to see. He certainly wasn’t full-go, but he did go out and practice today.”

Redshirt freshman linebacker Bobby McMillen’s status is also questionable for this weekend’s game against the Longhorns. He suffered a sprained ankle in the loss to the Bears.

“Bobby will be okay, I don’t know if he’ll eligible to play this week,” Campbell said. “We’ll still see. It was a pretty bad sprained ankle. He’s moving around, but to the extent of playing this week, I’d say still questionable.”

Junior defensive end J.D. Waggoner is likely out for the season after having surgery to repair an injured pectoral muscle. He had four tackles, and one TFL, in the Cyclones’ loss to Baylor, but did not play against Oklahoma State.

“J.D. had surgery. It’s a pec,” Campbell said. “I don’t think he’ll be back by the end of the season. We’ll see how that is. He’s already had the surgery. He’s already working rehab.”

Jared Stansbury


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