Iowa Guard Jordan Bohannon to Undergo Surgery
Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon will have hip surgery Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and is out indefinitely. Bohannon was the team's third-leading scorer last season, led the team in assists, and was the Big Ten leader in free throw percentage during conference play.
According to a release from the University of Iowa Sports Information Department, Bohannon, who will be a senior this fall, was injured early last season but played through it. He tried to avoid surgery with rest and rehab, but after consulting with family, doctors, and coaches, he decided to have surgery.
Bohannon, a Linn-Mar grad who battled through Plantar Fasciitis during his sophomore season, will have a hip scope Wednesday in Iowa City. He will be reevaluated throughout this summer and fall as he undergoes rehab.
In the release, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said,
This is an unfortunate setback for Jordan, but he will work hard during his rehab and is expected to make a full recovery. He has the support of his teammates and coaches, and we look forward to having a healthy Jordan back when he is given clearance from our medical staff.”
Bohannon is one of only ten Division I players during the last 17 years to have at least 118 assists and 79 made 3-pointers in each of their first three seasons. He averaged 11.6 points per game (ppg) for Iowa last season. The only returning player to average more was Luka Garza, at 13.1 ppg.
Iowa has already lost two guards, Isaiah Moss and Maishe Dailey, to transfer this offseason and will need Bohannon badly next season.