Iowa basketball forward Connor McCaffery is out for “an indeterminate period of time” after undergoing a tonsillectomy, the program announced on Wednesday.
McCaffery, a freshman small forward, has played in just 4 games so far in the 2017-18 season and has dealt with mononucleosis and throat infections. Here’s the release from the Iowa program:
University of Iowa men’s basketball freshman Connor McCaffery underwent a tonsillectomy Wednesday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as a result of recurrent bouts of throat infections and his recent case of mononucleosis.
McCaffery, who already has missed 10 games of his freshman campaign due to a sprained ankle and mononucleosis, will be out for an indeterminate period of time.
In those 4 games, McCaffery — the son of Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery — has scored 8 points, dished out 7 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds in 53 minutes. McCaffery was ranked as a 3-star recruit in the 2017 class and was the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa.