University of Iowa men’s basketball signee Josh Dix suffered a broken tibia and broken fibula during Friday's game between Council Bluffs Lincoln and Le Mars.
Dix's father, Nate, told the Des Moines Register on Saturday of his son's injuries and that he was in surgery Saturday morning for the leg fractures.
Dix's Lincoln team led Le Mars 52-33 with 1:45 left to play when Dix landed "awkwardly," according to KLEM Sports’ Daniel Ver Steeg. He said the game was called after Dix was attended to for several minutes and Dix was escorted out of the gym on a stretcher.
The broken tibia/fibula is the same injury NBA star Paul George suffered during a USA Basketball exhibition in 2014. George missed most of the 2014-15 season but made a full recovery and has been an All-Star selection in five of the past six seasons.
Here’s the scene almost 10 minutes after the injury occurred late in the Council Bluffs AL vs Le Mars game. Its a right leg injury for Dix who is being taken out of the gym on a stretcher. pic.twitter.com/lx8BM3dTNQ
— Daniel Ver Steeg (@DanielVSPxP) January 22, 2022
Dix, the Register's No. 1 in-state 2022 prospect, leads the Lynx with 20.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He is fourth among all Class 4A players in assists. The three-star shooting guard signed with Iowa in the fall over Drake, Utah, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Alyssa Hertel is a college sports recruiting reporter for the Des Moines Register. Contact Alyssa at email@example.com or on Twitter @AlyssaHertel.
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