Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa's Luka Garza has surgery for benign cyst

Fran McCaffery says the procedure was successful

Iowa’s Luka Garza (55) (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Iowa’s Luka Garza (55) (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Iowa sophomore men’s basketball player Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen.

“We are happy to hear that Luka’s procedure went well,” Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery said Friday in a news release. “Luka has had a phenomenal summer preparing for his sophomore season and we look forward to him rejoining his teammates on the court later this fall.”

The 6-foot-11, 245-pound Garza started 26 games and played in 33 as a freshman. He led the team in blocked shots, was second in rebounding (6.4 per game), and third in scoring (12.1 points per game).

Iowa’s first regular-season 2018-19 game is Nov. 8, at home against Missouri-Kansas City.

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