Needing surgery is never a good thing, but when it’s deemed successful and comes at the right time, one can breathe a sigh of relief.
For Iowa Hawkeye basketball fans, relief can be had in regard to sophomore forward Cordell Pemsl and his sports hernia surgery.
The second-year player underwent the surgery on Tuesday and, according to a release by the school on Wednesday, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said everything went as well as the program could have hoped.
“I spoke to Cordell after the surgery and everything went great,” McCaffery said. “We’re happy that he will be back on the court later this summer.”
The 6-foot-8 forward will miss approximately eight weeks, but is expected to be ready for the team’s overseas trip in August. In the 2016-17 season, Pemsl averaged 8.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
As a freshman, Pemsl also set a school record in shooting 61.7 percent from the field.