Iowa signee Josh Dix broke his tibia and fibula Friday night, the same injury Paul George suffered in 2014

Alyssa Hertel Matthew Bain
Des Moines Register

University of Iowa men’s basketball signee Josh Dix suffered a broken tibia and broken fibula during Friday's game between Council Bluffs Lincoln and Le Mars.

Dix's father, Nate, told the Des Moines Register on Saturday of his son's injuries and that he was in surgery Saturday morning for the leg fractures.

Dix's Lincoln team led Le Mars 52-33 with 1:45 left to play when Dix landed "awkwardly," according to KLEM Sports’ Daniel Ver Steeg. He said the game was called after Dix was attended to for several minutes and Dix was escorted out of the gym on a stretcher.

The broken tibia/fibula is the same injury NBA star Paul George suffered during a USA Basketball exhibition in 2014. George missed most of the 2014-15 season but made a full recovery and has been an All-Star selection in five of the past six seasons.

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Dix, the Register's No. 1 in-state 2022 prospect, leads the Lynx with 20.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He is fourth among all Class 4A players in assists. The three-star shooting guard signed with Iowa in the fall over Drake, Utah, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Alyssa Hertel is a college sports recruiting reporter for the Des Moines Register. Contact Alyssa at ahertel@dmreg.com or on Twitter @AlyssaHertel.

Josh Dix, shown in this photo from a previous season, Dix, signed with Iowa in the fall over Drake, Utah, Wisconsin and Minnesota.