Saturday , Jan , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Reiner out after stress fracture surgery

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Iowa Hawkeyes senior center Jared Reiner
underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, and he will
be sidelined indefinitely.

The 6-11, 255-pound Reiner started 12 of Iowa’s first 13 games this season,
averaging 10.5 points and leading the team with 7.2 rebounds per game.

“It’s a very unfortunate injury for Jared,” said head coach Steve Alford. “You
never like to see injuries, and it’s especially tough when it happens to a
senior. We’ll support Jared as much as we possibly can during his recovery

The injury initially occurred in mid-December, but initial x-rays did not show
a stress fracture. The injury was discovered when Reiner had more x-rays
after Thursday’s practice.

“I give Jared a lot of credit. He has played through a significant amount of
pain every day over the past few weeks,” Alford added. “He began to feel the
discomfort in mid to late-December, yet he missed no games or practice time
while playing with the injury.”

Reiner led the Big Ten Conference in rebounding last season.