Shane DiBona Suffers Achilles Injury

Aug. 11, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa linebacker Shane DiBona suffered an achilles injury during practice on Wednesday and will likely miss the 2011 season. The announcement was made Thursday by Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.

DiBona underwent successful surgery Thursday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is expected to make a full recovery. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ned Amendola, director of the UI Sports Medicine Center.

DiBona is a sophomore linebacker from Duxbury, Mass. After a redshirt season in 2009, DiBona saw action in all 13 games a year ago, with two starts. He recorded six solo tackles and seven assists.

Iowa will conclude its first full week of practice with Kid’s Day at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. The open practice is slated from noon to 2 p.m. The Hawkeyes open the season Sept. 3, hosting Tennessee Tech (11 a.m., BTN HD).