No word on what Kyle did to his knee, as he’s not available for comment. His high school coach at Evansville Central, Brent Chitty, wasn’t aware of the injury but does not believe it to be serious; otherwise Kyle would have called him about it.
A 10-week recovery period would rule out a major surgery such as ACL reconstruction. If he does meet that timetable, he should be able to play in IU’s opener, which is expected to be Nov. 15.
Oddly enough, I was standing with Mike Pegram in the South Lobby of Assembly Hall today and saw Taber ambled through. He looked OK, but he wasn’t exactly guarding Robbie Hummel at the time.
Just another set back for IU, as it will now enter practice with one experienced player: Brett Finkelmeier. He played 11 minutes last year. Total.
Wonder if Tom Crean’s ever heard of Murphy’s Law?
This just in from IU media relations . . . .
Indiana University senior Kyle Taber injured his knee last week and will undergo surgery tomorrow.Â He is expected to be out for 10 weeks.
“This is very unfortunate for Kyle,” said IU Coach Tom Crean.Â “He has been a strong presence and has done things the right way for us since we arrived here.Â We will move forward and help him through his rehabilitation and look to him to provide us with the leadership that is expected from a fifth-year senior at Indiana.”
He started four games last year and averaged 1.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 22 games.