The latest on Maurice Creek

IU Media Relations released the following statement late last night:

Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that freshman guard Maurice Creek (Oxon Hill, Maryland/Hargrave Military Academy) underwent surgery today to repair damage to his left knee, which was injured Monday night in a game against Bryant.

“In visiting with Dr. Steve Ahlfeld, the surgery went very well and we expect a full recovery,” said Crean. “His rehabilitation will start as soon as possible.”

Creek, who leads the Hoosiers averaging 16.4 points, is not expected to return to the lineup this season.

“After spending time with Maurice and his family tonight, it is clear they are very touched by all the support they have received from fans and friends across the country,” Crean added.

Ryan will chime in later today with his thoughts on how the loss of Creek will affect the rest of Indiana’s season and I’ll be heading to Hamilton Heights this morning to check out a member of IU’s 2011 recruiting class, guard Austin Etherington.

  • JerryCT

    Alex:
    What about a group “get well” card of some kind to Maurice from ITH fans ? We could all post some wishes etc and then deliver it electronically ?

  • HoosierDavey

    Get well soon, Mo! Really enjoyed watching you play this year and look forward to seeing you again on the floor next season. Learn all you can from the sidelines and we'll cheer on the team with you.

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