This didn’t come as a shock to many, but now it’s official: Iowa basketball’s Jordan Bohannon is scheduled for hip surgery on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season, according to a release.
The release also states that the recovery is “typically 6-9 months.”
Bohannon had the same hip surgery last offseason on his right hip. This time, the surgery is on his left hip.
“It has been an incredibly difficult last six-to-nine months dealing with what I’ve had to go through,” Bohannon said in a release. “The unwavering support from Hawkeye nation, team, coaches, friends and family has meant the world to me. I’m looking forward to finally being 100 percent and will be doing everything I can to help this team out from the sidelines the rest of the season.”
In his 10 games this season season, Bohannon averaged 8.8 points and 3.3 assists.
It was pretty clear that surgery and shutting things down was an option for Bohannon after the Des Moines Register reported he wasn’t even practicing due to hip pain.
He made 29.8 percent of his field goals, including 32.8 percent of his 3-point attempts, in 2019 — both career lows. His overall field goal percentage was down in 2019 by nearly 10 percent from the 2018-19 season. His 3-point shooting dropped by 15.8 percent.
Despite dealing with pain, Bohannon proved to be a key contributor to Iowa’s early-season success. He scored 20 points in Iowa’s win over Texas Tech, dropped 17 in the road victory against Syracuse.
His most memorable performance, however, came in Ames. Against Iowa State, Bohannon scored 12 points, blew one kiss, and gave away a pair of shoes — all before raising a ton of money for the children’s hospital.
Bohannon embodies what it means to be a Hawkeye, there’s not doubting that. He’s dealt with pain for what seems like forever, and now it’s time to rest and recover.
“I could not have more respect for Jordan and the way in which he has fought to get back on the court for this team,” coach Fran McCaffery said in a release. “Ultimately, I want what is best for Jordan, knowing that he will work even harder following Thursday’s procedure.”