Kline to Require Knee Surgery
Feb. 16, 2004Bloomington, Ind. - After further testing and evaluation by Indiana basketball team physicians, it appears that sophomore forward Sean Kline will require surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 2003-04 season, IU head coach Mike Davis announced Monday afternoon. The time frame for the surgery depends on how quickly the swelling in Kline's knee decreases. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits IU Athletics from revealing any further information.
Kline injured his knee midway through the second half of the Hoosiers' 71-56 loss at Purdue.
A 6-8, 235-pound sophomore from Huntington, Ind., Kline hit .500 (59-of-118) from the floor and .717 (38-of-53) from the free-throw line for the Hoosiers (12-10, 6-5 Big Ten) this season. Kline grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in a 62-50 victory over Butler on Dec. 13 and scored a career-high 15 points against Kentucky on Dec. 20.
Indiana plays four of its last five games at home, beginning with Wednesday's game against visiting Minnesota (8 p.m., ESPN Plus Local).
"Given how much Sean has improved this season, this injury is a shame for both Sean personally as well as our basketball team," Davis said. "We are really going to miss him the rest of this season, but we know he is going to work hard in rehabilitation to get back as soon as possible."
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