Iowa's basketball team received some unfortunate news on Sunday when the medical staff confirmed that junior Dale Jones had fractured his wrist. According to the university, Jones will miss 8-9 weeks.
Jones has had an unfortunate history with injuries since his high school career ended. He's torn his ACL twice. His second tear caused him to miss nearly all of the 2015-2016 regular season. He returned this season, only to have his knee swell up at the beginning of season and impact his availability in the first two games. He banged his wrist against Seton Hall and the x-rays taken have indicated a fracture.
"All of us feel for Dale, as this is another unfortunate setback in his collegiate career," head coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement released to the press. "Dale has demonstrated a tremendous amount of dedication and perseverance returning from two previous season-ending knee injuries. Dale has the support of his teammates and coaches, and we are certain he will have an impact on this team later this season."
Dom Uhl and Nicholas Baer will undoubtedly be asked to shoulder more of the load going forward, but it'll also add more responsibility to true freshman Cordell Pemsl as we have already seen in the first three games.