No. 1 Indiana loses forward Etherington for season

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Etherington is wheeled off late in the first half of Indiana's win over CCSU. (US Presswire)
Etherington is wheeled off late in the first half of Indiana's win over CCSU. (US Presswire)

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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