Well, this isn’t going to read well.
According to our good friend Dustin Dopirak over at the Herald-Times, Tom Crean announced tonight on his radio show that Maurice Creek has a stress fracture in his right knee cap, and is out indefinitely. Just going to rip Dustin’s tweets on the subject from his feed :
Crean said there’s swelling in his knee. He’s got a stress fracture in his right patella, and he’s out indefinitely.
Crean: “It’s a situation where we’ve got to get a little more done to determine what’s going to be next.”
Crean notes that it’s his right knee, not the left knee, which is what was hurt last year.
So yea, not really the news you were looking for on a quiet Monday night. Dustin also mentioned that Crean was asked about Creek’s overall eligibility, and Crean was pretty clear he would not be eligible for another year.
IU also issued a release, which you can find after the jump …
Per IU Media Relations:
Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean announced on his weekly radio show Monday night that sophomore guard Maurice Creek will be out indefinitely after suffering a stress fracture on his right patella near the end of Saturday’s game against Michigan. Last year, Creek missed all of the Big Ten season with a fractured left patella.
“You can’t imagine how big a blow it is to him,” said Crean. It’s a tough, tough situation and I hope everyone will think bout him and say a prayer for Mo and his family.”
He has started 13 games this season and is averaging 8.3 points. Last year, Creek was averaging 16.4 points before he suffered his season-ending injury on December 28 against Bryant.
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