McGowens’ surgery successful

The junior guard underwent surgery Wednesday morning after breaking his right foot during the first half of the Creighton game.
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – According to Nebraska Athletics, junior guard Trey McGowens underwent a successful surgery Wednesday morning after breaking his fifth metarasal in his right foot. Coach Hoiberg said after the Creighton game on Tuesday that the injury occured when McGowens came down on his foot wrong in the first half of the Creighton game.

Nebraska Athletic Trainer R.J. Pietig, McGowens is estimated to be out for six to eight weeks but is expected to make a full recovery. That timeline puts McGowens’ return to possibly beginning to mid January.



University of Nebraska guard Trey McGowens underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon to repair a broken 5th metatarsal in his right foot. The injury occurred during the first half of Nebraska’s game against Creighton on Tuesday.

According to Nebraska Men’s Basketball Athletic Trainer R.J. Pietig, the injury will sideline McGowens for between six and eight weeks, and McGowens is expected to have a full recovery.

McGowens, who had started all 30 games since transferring to Nebraska prior to last season, is averaging 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.  He ranked second on the team in both scoring (10.7 ppg) and assists (2.3 apg) in 2020-21.

The Huskers return to action on Friday night against Idaho State. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. and the game will be carried on B1G+ and on select Husker Radio Network affiliates.

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