Iowa basketball enters the season with pretty high expectations, but they hinge on Jordan Bohannon's recovery from surgery. Bohannon elected to have surgery on his right hip, and to repair a torn labrum.
Bohannon was set to enter the year as one of the Hawkeyes' best players. He's already one of the most accomplished shooters in program history, knocking down over 41-percent of threes during his college career.
However, rather than play his last season with an injury, Bohannon elected to get surgery. If he can return for the season, he will.
If he is expected to miss a decent chunk of the year, however, Bohannon says he's comfortable taking a redshirt year and punting his senior season to 2020-21.
In a media session today, Fran McCaffery was asked about Jordan Bohannon's status post-surgery.
It is still too early to know what Bohannon's status for this season will be, but McCaffery says the early indications are good.
From Hawkeye Nation:
-Jordan Bohannon’s recovery from hip surgery is going well. His return for this season remains up in the air and won’t be known until much farther down the rehab road.
“His focus needs to be on getting better. He can’t be worrying about coming back or when he’s coming back,” McCaffery said.
Bohannon's rehab from the surgery is expected to last between five and nine months. It doesn't sound like's particularly interested in missing any significant time in the regular season, so it may have to be pretty close to the most optimistic outlook to see him play for the Hawkeyes this year.