Starting center Brommer out a month with knee sprain

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 17, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa men's basketball team hasn't completed a full week of practice, but it's already ailing.

Senior center Andrew Brommer is expected to miss three weeks due to a sprained MCL in his right knee, Iowa Assistant Sports Information Director Matt Weitzel said.

Although a separate injury, it is the same knee Brommer had surgery on in May to remove a bursa sac and scar tissue.

During the team's media day on Oct. 13, the Rosemont, Minn., native said, "I'm 100 percent now" after spending time rehabbing over the summer.

But two days later during a practice open to the public, Brommer sat on the sideline in street clothes sporting a white brace around his knee.   

Last year, the 6-9 forward averaged 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

Brommer is expected to battle redshirt senior Devon Archie for playing time at center to fill the hole created after Jarryd Cole graduated. Should Brommer miss any games — Iowa will open the season at home on Nov. 11 — freshman Gabe Olaseni figures to see an increased amount of playing time off the bench.

— by Ben Schuff

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