UPDATE: Mosquera-Perea will miss full 4 weeks

Indiana junior forward Hanner Mosquera Perea is reportedly out for 2-4 weeks with a kneecap injury, sources have confirmed.

UPDATE: 4 p.m.: Indiana has confirmed the injury to Mosquera-Perea with a release. You can read that below:

Indiana University forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea, who has started all 16 games for the Hoosiers this season, suffered an injury to his right knee in practice and will be out indefinitely.

"There is no question this is a blow to Hanner and definitely a blow to our team," said IU Coach Tom Crean. "He does a lot for us. The important thing right now is Hanner's recovery and rehabilitation." "He has made a lot of strides this season and we are disappointed for him, but expect him to come back stronger than ever."

The 6-9 native of Columbia was averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds and was among the leaders in the Big Ten in blocked shots with 24. His best game of the year was a 12-point, 10-rebound performance on the road at Nebraska.

"With Hanner out, we will need everyone ready to do a little more," added Crean. "We need to continue our focus on rebounding, defense and all the little things it takes to be successful. We are not a team where you define a player by his position. We will have five basketball players out there who understand that our court awareness has to be at an all-time high. I expect our players will be up for the challenge."

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m.: A source told AllHoosiers.com's Justin Albers on Tuesday afternoon that Mosquera-Perea's knee injury will not require surgery. The team simply plans to rehab it, but it will likely talk all of the four weeks.

Sources have confirmed that Indiana junior forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea will miss 2-4 weeks with an injury to his kneecap suffered on Monday.

IU has yet to confirm the report.

Mosquera-Perea has started all 16 games this season and averaged 20.4 minutes per game. He is averaging 7.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

With him out of the lineup, IU will likely turn to freshman Emmitt Holt to play a bigger role for the Hoosiers. Holt has averaged 12.3 minutes in 12 games off the bench this season. He is averaging 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Sophomore forward Collin Hartman could have a bigger role, too.


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