Iowa safety Brandon Snyder is out for the rest of the season after re-tearing the ACL in his left knee, Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz told reporters Tuesday.

Snyder initially tore his ACL in the spring. But after 6 months of rehab, he was back on the field on Oct. 7 against Illinois.

Snyder made an interception and returned it for a touchdown in the game, but his knee bothered him after the game. He has not played in the month since the game, and the severity of the re-injured knee was confirmed Tuesday. Snyder will have surgery later this week.

“He will be off the field obviously,” Ferentz said. “We will look forward to getting him rehabbed and back for next season.”

Ferentz was asked if he felt the program put Snyder back on the field too soon after the serious knee injury, but the Iowa coach said that wasn’t the case.