Indiana confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that junior forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea has suffered an injury to his right knee during practice and is out “indefinitely,” according to a press release sent out by the program.
Mosquera-Perea has started all 16 games for the Hoosiers this season and is averaging 7.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in more than 20 minutes per game.
The full press release is available after the jump:
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.”
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