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Iowa CB Lowe reportedly plans to transfer

- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2011

IOWA CITY, IOWA (AP) - One of the 13 Iowa players hospitalized after an intensive weightlifting exercise in January says he's planning to transfer to another school.

Reserve senior cornerback Willie Lowe told ESPN.com that he's not sure whether he'll be able to play again. Lowe says his weight is still down 20 pounds and he's been having headaches.

Lowe and 12 others were affected by rhabdomyolysis (rab-doh-my-AHL'-ah-sis), a condition that releases muscle fiber into the bloodstream and can cause kidney damage.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said in a statement Wednesday the school is honoring Lowe's request to speak with other schools. Barta said they'd like him to remain with the team.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said two weeks ago that all 13 players had been medically cleared to practice.

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