Feb 2, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats forward Jared Swopshire (12) is defended by Purdue Boilermakers forward Donnie Hale (15) during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 75-60. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern’s Jared Swopshire out for remainder of season


Jan 20, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Kevin Ferrell (11) and Northwestern Wildcats forward Jared Swopshire (12) go for the ball during the second half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Indiana Hoosiers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 67-59. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern graduate student, Jared Swopshire, went through arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

According to the school’s website, Swopshire a knee injury in the second half of Saturday’s loss to Iowa and did not return.

“We all feel badly for Jared that he won’t be able to play out the remainder of his final collegiate season,” Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody said. “He has been a terrific addition to the program, both on and off the court. He was enjoying a very productive year and was playing his most consistent basketball of the season when the injury occurred. There is every indication that he’ll experience a full recovery.”

Since coming from Louisville, Swopshire’s minutes doubled (32.5 this season) and he used it to his advantaged, averaging 9.7 points per game. Before the injury, he was the team’s leading rebounder averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.

This isn’t the first time Swopshire faced a season ended injury, as he missed the 2010-11 season with a groin injury.

Without him, the Northwestern Wildcats will face more difficulties in the Big Ten. The wildcats are currently 10th in the conference with a record 13 wins, 11 losses. They take on No. 10, Ohio State, on Thursday.

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