Nebraska’s basketball team will be without one of its assistants after an announcement from head coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday.

Matt Abdelmassih will be taking a leave of absence to address some health concerns, the program announced Monday. Abdelmassih joined Hoiberg’s staff in April of 2019 as an assistant coach. He’s the program’s lead recruiter.

“Matt informed me that he is taking a leave of absence to deal with health-related issues,” Hoiberg said in a release from the program. “As both a colleague and friend, his health is our priority, and we will support him throughout this process. Everyone in our program looks forward to when he is healthy enough to return to the sideline.”

According to HuskerOnline’s Robin Washut, Abdelmassih is uncertain when he’ll be back.

“I am going to be taking a break to focus on my health,” Abdelmassih told HuskerOnline. “I’ve had serious health issues that have come up and have not gone away, and I cannot neglect them anymore. I have to focus on me and, most importantly, my family, and the only way to achieve this is by stepping away for the time being. The timing is never right, but I cannot neglect this any longer. I have no idea how long that will be, but once I can get into a better place where I have my personal health under control with answers and a plan, then I will return.”

The Cornhuskers’ (5-4)  next game will be against 5-3 Michigan Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.