Collin Hartman suffers non-contact left knee injury
Indiana senior forward Collin Hartman suffered a non-contact knee injury on Tuesday, according to a release on Wednesday evening from IU athletics.
The injury to Hartman’s left knee occurred during an individual workout.
“He will continue to be evaluated,” the release from IU said. “And his condition will be updated at an appropriate time.”
Hartman, who started 24 games as a junior, averaged five points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21.9 minutes per game last season. He shot 35.8 percent from behind the 3-point line.
The 6-foot-7 senior played several games at the end of last season with a fracture in his wrist, an injury he suffered in Indiana’s 72-69 loss to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.
It was initially believed that the wrist injury would require offseason surgery, but Tom Crean said in June that the wrist was put in a cast and did not require a procedure.
Following Hartman’s freshman season at Indiana, he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee after planting his knee wrong in a drill. As a result of that injury, Hartman missed Indiana’s trip to Montreal in August of 2014. He returned as a sophomore to play in 32 of Indiana’s 34 games.
Prior to his junior season, Hartman missed practice time with a rib injury. The Cathedral product is the only senior on Indiana’s roster for the upcoming season.
The frontcourt was expected to be a major strength this season for the Hoosiers as Thomas Bryant, Hartman, OG Anunoby and Juwan Morgan all return from a team that won 27 games and a Big Ten championship last season. Indiana also added top 40 recruit De’Ron Davis and junior college signee Freddie McSwain in its 2016 recruiting class.
In 83 career games, Hartman is averaging 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game.
Indiana can begin practice for the 2016-2017 season on Friday, Sept. 30. The season opener against Kansas in Honolulu is on Friday, Nov. 11.
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