Kline Undergoes Knee Surgery
February 23, 2004Bloomington, Ind.---Indiana sophomore forward Sean Kline underwent surgery Monday afternoon to repair his right knee that was injured in the Hoosiers' 71-56 loss at Purdue on Feb. 14.
IU Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Ahlfeld is optimistic that Kline will return to the court in 2004-05. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits IU Athletics from revealing any further information.
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.
"We have missed Sean's presence in the last two games, and we'll miss him the rest of the season," IU head coach Mike Davis said. "But he has a great attitude about things and we look forward to getting him back next year."
Indiana (12-12, 6-7) visits Northwestern Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST (ESPN Plus Local - WTTV-Channel 4 Indianapolis).
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