Iowa Hawkeyes lose Jack Nunge to season-ending knee damage

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa ahead Jack Nunge will miss the rest of the season after injuring his proper knee within the ninth-ranked Hawkeyes’ loss at No. three Michigan on Thursday.

Faculty officers mentioned the 6-foot-11 sophomore has a torn meniscus and is predicted to endure surgical procedure subsequent week. Nunge was averaging 7.1 factors and 5.three rebounds per recreation.

This marks the second time Nunge suffered a season-ending knee damage in simply over a yr. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the identical knee on Nov. 24, 2019.

“Jack has been a lot and all of us really feel horrible for him,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery mentioned in an announcement. “He was actually enjoying effectively and making nice strides this yr earlier than one other unlucky setback. Jack is beloved and revered his teammates, and everybody in our program will help Jack throughout his restoration. We look ahead to having him again on the court docket subsequent season.”

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