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Fran McCaffery Gives Major Injury Update For Jordan Bohannon

Jordan Bohannon high-fives Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffrey.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Jordan Bohannon #3 of the Iowa Hawkeyes high fives head coach Fran McCaffery following their 96-87 win against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

When Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon went under the knife for his hip and labrum in May, it seemed like he might miss most or even all of his senior year. But based on the latest update from head coach Fran McCaffery, Bohannon's year may not be lost yet.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, McCaffery expressed much more optimism that Bohannon would play in the 2019-20 season. He noted that Bohannon has made a lot of progress in the last few months.

That said, he believes that Bohannon's chances of playing are still very much in flux.

"Nobody knows what his status is, and he's critical to our team," McCaffery said.

Had he been asked Bohannon's status seven weeks ago, McCaffery revealed he would have said Bohannon wouldn't play.

Back in June, McCaffery suggested that Bohannon could take his redshirt year if forced to miss a big chunk of the season.

Bohannon has started 96 of 102 games for the Hawkeyes over the last three seasons.

In that time he has averaged 12.0 points per game, 2.3 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game.

Iowa's 2019-20 campaign will begin in earnest on November 8, when the Hawkeyes host SIU Edwardsville at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Should Jordan Bohannon take his redshirt this year?