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IOWA CITY, Ia. — Hawkeyes backup point guard Connor McCaffery underwent a tonsillectomy Wednesday morning and will be out indefinitely, Iowa announced Wednesday afternoon. The procedure was done as a result of recurring throat infections, as well as McCaffery’s recent case of mononucleosis.

The 6-foot-5 freshman has had a rough start to his collegiate career, having missed 10 games already due to a sprained ankle and the mono bout. McCaffery had played in the last four contests, scoring eight total points while averaging 13 minutes per game.

The loss is a blow to an already-thin Iowa backcourt. The Hawkeyes (8-6) wrap up their nonconference slate Friday against Northern Illinois before resuming Big Ten play next Tuesday versus Michigan.  

Dargan Southard covers preps, recruiting, Iowa and UNI athletics for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Des Moines Register and HawkCentral.com. Email him at msouthard@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.