Updated at: 12/09/2012 1:06 PM
(AP) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - No. 1 Indiana has lost sophomore forward Austin Etherington for the rest of the season because of a fractured left kneecap.
Etherington was hurt late in the first half of Saturday night’s 100-69 victory over Central Connecticut State. After being called for a foul on the play, he stayed on the ground and was surrounded by teammates and coaches. He was lifted onto a stretcher and pointed to the crowd as he was wheeled off the court.
On Sunday, the team said Etherington had season-ending surgery.
Etherington’s playing time had steadily increased as the Hoosiers (9-0) moved through the nonconference schedule.
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