By Pat Harty
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa men’s basketball team will be without its leading scorer and rebounder for another couple weeks according to Iowa coach Fran McCaffery
Anthony Herron from the Big Ten Network asked Fran McCaffery if junior forward Kris Murray would play this week, and McCaffery said:
“No. He won’t play for another couple weeks. No need to rush him. We gotta let this thing heal.”
Murray leads Iowa in scoring and rebounding with averages of 19.4 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.
The Cedar Rapids native has missed the last two games against Iowa State and Wisconsin with what is being described as a lower body injury.
He was on crutches and had his left foot/ankle in a boot for the Wisconsin this past Sunday, which Iowa lost 78-75 in overtime at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The 7-3 Hawkeyes will face Southeast Missouri State on Saturday before finishing nonconference play against Eastern Illinois next Wednesday. Both games will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa will resume Big Ten play against Nebraska on Dec. 29th in Lincoln, Nebraska.