Cyclone signee ‘doing fine’ after shooting self in hand


And now we’ll update you on one of the weirdest injuries sustained by a college football player this offseason, or any other offseason for that matter.

Last Friday it was reported that 2015 Iowa State signee Sheldon Croney accidentally shot himself in the left hand earlier in the week.  No update was available on his condition at the time, but his future head coach stepped up to allay any fears Cyclone fans may have had about the running back’s availability for the 2015 season.

He is doing fine,” Paul Rhoads told the Ames Tribune. “There is going to have to be a healing process that takes place. With the medical reports we have right now we have are confident that by summertime, about when he arrives, he’ll be able to do most everything everyone else is doing.”

The incident that injured Conley occurred in Bakersfield last Tuesday. According to the police department in that California city, “Croney found the gun of a friend’s father and it accidentally discharged.”

Croney was a three-star member of ISU’s 2015 recruiting class. With the departure of DeVondrick Nealy, penciled in as the starter at running back, back in February, Croney will have the opportunity to contribute immediately as a true freshman.  Provided he can stay away from firearms, of course.

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