Iowa basketball guard Jordan Bohannon is recovering after he was “physically assaulted” outside of an Iowa City bar early on Sunday morning, the team said in a statement on Monday.
Bohannon, 23, suffered a “serious head injury” after he was allegedly hit outside of DC’s Sports Bar in Iowa City, according to The Cedar Rapids Gazette. The exact nature of his head injury isn’t clear, though the school said he needed medical attention. Video of the incident surfaced Monday on social media.
“Thankfully Jordan is recovering well after being attacked by an individual he did not see coming at him,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement, via The Gazette. “We were made aware of the incident immediately. We are grateful that friends who were with Jordan at the time kept the incident from escalating. His health is our number one concern.”
Bohannon averaged 10.6 points and 4.4 assists for the Hawkeyes last season. Iowa, thanks to Bohannon and Luka Garza, were consistently ranked in the top-10 and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, though they fell in the second round.
Bohannon, who became the school’s all-time assists and 3-point leader last season, announced that he will return to Iowa for one final season next fall.