Dec. 7, 2005
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Senior guard Jeff Horner suffered a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Iowa’s game at Northern Iowa Tuesday. The Mason City native is expected to be out of action for a minimum of two weeks.
Horner suffered the injury late in the contest as he was driving to the basket. He was fouled and made two free throws while staying in the game momentarily, but soon was forced out of action and did not play in the overtime period.
“I’m happy and relieved to say that the injury isn’t as serious as we might have feared Tuesday night,” said Horner. “We’re encouraged with the MRI results and looking forward to the rehab process and getting back on the court.”
“I’m happy and relieved to say that the injury isn’t as serious as we might have feared Tuesday night. We’re encouraged with the MRI results and looking forward to the rehab process and getting back on the court.”
UI senior guard Jeff Horner
Horner has played in all 102 Iowa games over the past four seasons, missing just one start. He surpassed 500 career assists in the game at Northern Iowa and ranks fourth in career assists. Horner ranks 15th in career scoring with 1,203 points and ranks among Iowa’s career leaders in three-point field goals and three-point attempts.
Horner through nine games is averaging 12 points and 6.6 assists per outing, leading the Big Ten Conference in assists and ranking second in free throw percentage (.906).
Iowa returns to action Friday at Iowa State in the next event in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes host Arizona State (Dec. 17), Drake (Dec. 20) and Robert Morris (Dec. 22) before closing the non-conference season Dec. 30 at Saint Louis.
Tickets are available for all UI home games in December and select Big Ten Conference home games. Discounted youth tickets are available at the door for boys and girls high school-aged or younger accompanied by an adult for Iowa’s games against Drake and Robert Morris.