Jade Rogers to miss 2011-12 season

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa women's basketball forward Jade Rogers will undergo knee surgery and miss the entire 2011-12 season, head coach Lisa Bluder announced on Wednesday.

Rogers missed time as a freshman last season because of meniscus injuries, and she suffered a torn ACL during her prep career at Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Her knee surgery today will realign her left leg in order for the knee to heal, according the a release.

Rogers averaged 1.6 points per game in 13 contests in 2010-11 for the Hawkeyes. The Cedar Rapids native was a four-time all-state selection in high school.

"We will miss having Jade in uniform this season," Bluder said in the release. "With this surgery, she will have an opportunity to return to competitive basketball. Her quality of life after her basketball career will also be much better."

Bluder's team opens its season with an exhibition against Winona State on Nov. 6 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The time of game will be announced at a later date.

— by Matt Cozzi

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