Iowa RB Aaron Greving has left the team.

Greving, hampered by ankle and hip injuries this season, told Coach Kirk Ferentz of his decision Thursday. Ferentz made the announcement yesterday, the day before the No. 13 Hawkeyes play No. 8 Michigan.

"Aaron's battled significant injury problems since the spring and at this time feels he needs a break from football," Ferentz said in a statement. "We are very appreciative of Aaron's many contributions. He's been a valued team member, and I am hopeful he may decide to return at some point in the near future."

Greving could not be reached for comment. Phone messages left Friday at the home of Greving's parents were not immediately returned.

Greving rushed for 333 yards last season as a backup. In limited action, Greving rushed for 120 yards in 39 carries.

* CHARGES AGAINST COLE DISMISSED: Misdemeanor assault charges against former Georgia basketball player Tony Cole were dismissed Thursday when the accuser decided not to pursue the case.

Cole, dismissed from the team last month for misconduct, was accused of assaulting a woman in her car Aug. 19. He also was accused of making harassing telephone calls to the woman and her female roommate.

-- From News Services

Iowa running back Aaron Greving, slowed by injuries all season, has left squad.