Iowa G Mike Gesell breaks left hand, out 4-6 weeks

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Iowa G Mike Gesell breaks left hand, out 4-6 weeks

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa sophomore Mike Gesell is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left, non-shooting, hand Thursday night during a summer league game.

Gesell started 30-of-34 games as a freshman, ranking third on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg), steals (40), and assists (89). A stress reaction in his right foot forced him to miss four games down the stretch, however he still became the only Hawkeye freshman to post 295+ points, 85+ rebounds and 85+ assists in a season.

Iowa, which posted a 25-13 record a year ago and return 11 lettermen, is scheduled to travel overseas and play six exhibition games in mid-August. Gesell’s status for those games will be determined at a later date after further evaluation.

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Iowa 34 30 25.1 8.7 2.6 2.6 1.2 0.3 1.7 1.9 .403 .317 .794
Career 34 30 25.1 8.7 2.6 2.6 1.2 0.3 1.7 1.9 .403 .317 .794
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