Hawkeyes lose Feuerbach to torn ACL
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa women’s basketball player Kylie Feuerbach suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of her right knee in a team workout earlier this week and will miss the upcoming 2022-23 season. Hawkeyes head coach Lisa Bluder made the announcement on Friday.
Feuerbach is scheduled to undergo surgery later this month.
A 6-foot- junior guard, Feuerbach saw action in all 32 games last season, including two starts, in her first season with the Hawkeyes. The Sycamore, Ill., native averaged 3.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while playing 14.5 minutes per contest.
Feuerbach scored a season-high 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting against Illinois, going 2-for-5 from 3-point range in the Hawkeyes’ 82-56 win Jan. 23 in Iowa City.
She was the Hawkeyes’ third-leading free-throw shooter last season, going 25-for-29 (86.2 percent).
Feuerbach played in freshman campaign at Iowa State, starting in 24 of the Cyclones’ 28 games in 2020-21. She averaged 5.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game and was twice named the Big 12 Conference’s Freshman of the Week.
Feuerbach was a prep teammate of current Hawkeye All-American Caitlin Clark on the All-Iowa Attack AAU girls’ basketball team, which won the national title in 2018 at the Nike EYBL Tournament. Feuerbach made the game-winning 3-pointer in the championship game.
Her absence cuts into Iowa’s rotation at guard, potentially clearing the way for more playing time for Central Michigan transfer Molly Davis or sophomore Sydney Affolter.
Feuerbach was one of five Hawkeyes to appear in all 32 games last season, when Iowa went 24-8, won the Big Ten Conference Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.