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Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon sustains serious head injury in assault

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MADISON, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 18: Jordan Bohannon #3 of the Iowa Hawkeyes dribbles the ball in the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center on February 18, 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon is recovering after sustaining a serious head injury while being assaulted, the university’s athletic department announced.

The assault occurred early Sunday, according to a release from the school. Iowa City police did not immediately respond to a request for details.

“Thankfully Jordan is recovering well after being attacked by an individual he did not see coming at him,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement. “We were made aware of the incident immediately. We are grateful that friends who were with Jordan at the time kept the incident from escalating. His health is our No. 1 concern.”

Bohannon announced in April he would return to the Hawkeyes for his sixth season in 2021-22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA granted eligibility relief to winter sport athletes in 2020-21.

Bohannon is Iowa’s career leader in assists (639), 3-pointers made (364), free-throw percentage (.887) and games played (143). He ranks ninth in career scoring with 1,638 points.

Bohannon led the Hawkeyes last season with 80 3-pointers and 135 assists, and he was third in scoring at 10.6 points per game.