Fran McCaffery discusses injury status of sharpshooter CJ Fredrick ahead of Illinois game
Iowa may get one of its best three-point shooters back on the court this week, but head coach Fran McCaffery still labeled the injury as day-to-day.
For the Hawkeyes, sophomore guard CJ Fredrick was banged up in the loss to Indiana last week. Fortunately, Iowa has not played since then, but the team will face No. 19 Illinois in a tough game Friday,.
On Wednesday, McCaffery was asked about the injury to Fredrick, labeling it as a true day-to-day situation. He did admit Fredrick’s injury is something that could potentially linger, but he is hopeful that will not be the case.
Fran McCaffery says that CJ Fredrick's injury is something that could linger, but they are hopeful they can get rid of it.
Says he's truly day to day.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) January 27, 2021
Fredrick has started all 15 games for the Hawkeyes this season and has been a key contributor. He is currently fourth on the team in points per game, averaging 9.1 points to go along with 1.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
Fredrick is one of four Hawkeyes to average more than 25 minutes per game, and he is a valuable floor spacer for the offense. He currently leads the team in three-point shooting at an even 50% from long range this season.
Iowa will travel to Champaign for the battle against Illinois Friday evening. Tipoff is set for 9 pm EST on FS1.