A few months ago we were all speculating that Iowa star Jordan Bohannon would miss significant time or even redshirt the 2019-20 season with his hip injury. But fast forward to the Hawkeyes’ upcoming schedule and the narrative has been flipped on its head.
Speaking to reporters today, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery says he expects Bohannon will play in their first exhibition game. Bohannon underwent hip surgery in June, and McCaffery said back then that his season would remain “up in the air and won’t be known until much farther down the rehab road.”
Even earlier this month, McCaffery felt that Bohannon’s status was completely unknown.
“Nobody knows what his status is…” McCaffery said on October 2.
But Bohannon has apparently recovered much faster than anticipated.
A surgery like that often needs five to nine months of recovery time. It’s been just over four months to date.
Fran McCaffery told reporters that he thinks Jordan Bohannon (hip) will play in Iowa's exhibition game on Monday. Significant Big Ten news.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 30, 2019
In three years at Iowa, Bohannon has averaged 12.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. He has started 96 of 102 games, and earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors in 2017.
Iowa will play their lone exhibition game of the season this coming Monday against Lindsey Wilson College.
They open the season at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on November 8 against SIU Edwardsville.