Hawkeye Basketball Player Out 8-9 Weeks
The injury bug has bitten Iowa basketball Forward Dale Jones again. Jones who missed almost all of last season with a knee injury, now has fractured his wrist.
Jones, a native of Waterloo, who was granted a 6th year of eligibility this season, fractured his right wrist in Thursday night's game against Seton Hall.
In an interview from Landof10.com, Coach Fran MacCaffery said
“Dale has demonstrated a tremendous amount of dedication and perseverance returning from two previous season-ending knee injuries. Dale has the support of his teammates and coaches, and we are certain he will have an impact on this team later this season.”
Iowa defeated Texas-Pan American today 95-67 and at his postgame press conference, McCaffery was asked about Jones. As you might expect, he's hurting for Dale. McCaffery said, "I feel awful for him. I gave him a hug at practice. He walked in, he's got the cast on it, walked over and gave him a hug and said, it's going to happen for you this year, just got to stay positive. He's had an unbelievably positive attitude. I thought now he would be as down as he's ever been. He's been good. I've been really impressed with his maturity, helping the other guys, being a leader, really proud of him."
Iowa's next game is Friday afternoon in the Emerald Coast Classic Basketball Tournament in Florida. Iowa will play Virginia at 5 p.m.
[VIA Landof10 and Iowa Sports Information]