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Gatens out indefinitely, will have surgery Thursday

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by in Iowa Basketball


By Brendan Stiles

The Iowa men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that junior guard Matt Gatens has a hand injury that will require surgery and he has been ruled out for an indefinite period of time.

According to the release sent out Wednesday, Gatens tore a tendon in his left hand — which is his non-shooting hand — during practice on Oct. 26. He is scheduled to have the procedure done Thursday, and the team is expecting a full recovery.

Gatens was the Hawkeyes’ returning leading scorer from last season after averaging 12.3 points per contest.

Iowa’s season opener is on Nov. 14 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against South Dakota State. The Hawkeyes also have an exhibition contest against Illinois-Springfield on Nov. 7.


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