Taber to have knee surgery, miss 10 weeks

[8:24 UPDATE]

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.  He is expected to be out for 10 weeks.

“This is very unfortunate for Kyle,” said IU Coach Tom Crean.  “He has been a strong presence and has done things the right way for us since we arrived here.  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.

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  • Caleb #1

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 8:21 PM EST

    Tabor will be good to go hopefully not too far into the season. We are going to need his size inside. Good luck in his recovery.

  • Taber #2

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 8:17 AM EST


    Why waste time on someone averaging 1.3 ppg? And this is the “star” player on the team?

    The basketball team is a joke.

    Go back to the football discussion. We’ve got a game in 3 days and you’re talking basketball?

  • Steve O #3

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 11:13 AM EST

    Taber, what has the football team EVER done?? Bball is rebuilding… Garuntee they win ANOTHER national title before IU wins its first!!!

    Who said Kyle Taber was a star??? Lol.

  • Steve O #4

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 11:13 AM EST

    *Before IU football wins its first.

  • Taber #5

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:07 PM EST

    Great…. another reversible jacket fan. Go brag about how great 1987 was somewhere else. Indiana basketball has been irrelevant the past 20 years to anyone outside of this state. This team isn’t a national threat, they’re not elite anymore.

  • Jimmy #6

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 4:34 PM EST

    How stupid is it that IU “fans” are fighting about two different IU teams?

  • Grant #7

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 8:06 PM EST

    Well lets just say football went through its little rebuilding process started by Hep a couple years ago and still is. They finally made it to a bowl game last year. And lets just say after we got rid of the intercity gang bangers, basketball has to go through another rebuilding process that might actually get us some were.

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