Nebraska Cornhuskers starting guard Trey McGowens will miss roughly six to eight weeks after having surgery to repair his broken foot. He suffered a broken 5th metatarsal in his right foot during the team’s Tuesday matchup against the Creighton Bluejays. The surgery is said to have gone well and the guard is expected to make a full recovery and return to the court. Nebraska would go on to lose that game against the Bluejays 77-69. The team fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss.
Trey McGowens underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon to repair a broken 5th metatarsal in his right foot and is expected to make a full recovery.
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) November 17, 2021
surgery was a success!! Thanks for all the wishes??
— Trey McGowens 3rd (@Trey5mac_) November 17, 2021
Trey McGowens had started every game for the team since transferring to the program from Pittsburgh before the start of last season. This year he was averaging 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game. Last year for the Cornhuskers he averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. While his production had slipped some he was still an upperclassmen leader on the court.
Trey McGowens with AUTHORITY ?
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 10, 2021
Hopefully, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will find a way to manage without Trey McGowens while he is gone. There was some optimism that this team could compete in Big Ten play this year. The goal now is to win as many games as possible without him, so when he returns the team can attempt a push heading into the Big Ten Tournament and March Madness. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see McGowens healthy and back on the court as soon as possible.