Alexander Sidelined With Stress Fracture

Nov. 20, 2009

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Kachine Alexander will be sidelined for approximately one month with a stress fracture in her right leg. Head Coach Lisa Bluder made the announcement Friday.

Alexander, a 5-9 junior from Minneapolis, MN, recorded double-doubles in each of Iowa’s first three games of the season. She was named co-Big Ten Player of the Week last week after earning MVP honors of the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge. Alexander scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in Iowa’s season-opening win over Santa Clara. She followed with a 21-point, 12-rebound performance against Illinois State. She scored 23 points and hauled in 17 rebounds against No. 19 Kansas Wednesday night.

Alexander is the fifth Hawkeye player to suffer an injury early in the season. Senior JoAnn Hamlin had a blood clot removed in her leg, and is sidelined indefinitely. Sophomore Hannah Draxten will miss 1-2 weeks with a herniated disc in her back, while freshman Theairra Taylor will also miss 1-2 weeks with a fractured eye socket. Freshman Gabby Machado also missed Iowa’s game against Santa Clara with an ankle sprain.