Iowa guard Horner out 2-5 weeks with knee injury

Updated: December 8, 2005, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa guard Jeff Horner will miss two to five weeks with a knee injury.

The Hawkeyes said Thursday that the senior point guard tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He was injured Tuesday night against Northern Iowa and underwent an MRI Wednesday.

The injury leaves the 12th-ranked Hawkeyes without Horner until late December at the earliest.

"I'm happy and relieved to say that the injury isn't as serious as we might have feared Tuesday night," Horner said in a statement posted on the school's Web site. "We're encouraged with the MRI results and looking forward to the rehab process and getting back on the court."

Horner is averaging 12 points and a team-high 6.6 assists. An honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in 2004-2005, Horner is the only Iowa player to total more than 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in his career.


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