Former Louisville forward Jared Swopshire has been dealt and unfortunate blow. According to Teddy Greenstein, a sports writer for the Chicago Tribune, Swopshire will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. After four years at Louisville, Swopshire transferred to Northwestern for his final year of eligibility. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today after suffering an injury on Saturday against Iowa.
This isn’t the first serious injury for Swopshire. The Saint Louis native missed the entire 2010-11 season after for Louisville due to a nagging groin injury. Swop’s best season was in 2009-10 during his sophomore year where he started 20 games.
“We all feel badly for Jared that he won’t be able to play out the remainder of his final collegiate season,” Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody said. “He has been a terrific addition to the program, both on and off the court. He was enjoying a very productive year and was playing his most consistent basketball of the season when the injury occurred. There is every indication that he’ll experience a full recovery.”
Prior to his injury, Swopshire had started all 24 games of the season for the Wildcats, averaging 9.7 points and 6.7 reboudns per game. He averaged 7.5 rebounds in Big Ten play, which ranks fifth in the conference.