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Iowa F Jack Nunge (knee) to miss rest of season

Field Level Media
28 Feb 2021, 06:19 GMT+10

Iowa sophomore forward Jack Nunge will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a right knee injury during Thursday's 79-57 loss at No. 3 Michigan.

The school said Nunge will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn meniscus.

The 6-foot-11 Nunge was a key reserve for the No. 9 Hawkeyes and averages 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. He averaged 15.9 minutes of playing time while seeing action in 22 of Iowa's 24 games.

It marks the second time in 15-plus months that Nunge has injured his right knee. He tore the ACL on Nov. 24, 2019 against Cal Poly and missed the rest of the 2019-20 season.

"Jack has been through so much and we all feel terrible for him," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement. "He was really playing well and making great strides this year before another unfortunate setback. Jack is beloved and respected by his teammates, and everyone in our program will support Jack during his recovery. We look forward to having him back on the court next season."

The Hawkeyes (17-7, 11-6 Big Ten) visit No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday.

--Field Level Media

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