A freak accident has left Northern Iowa basketball player Grant Stout with a broken wrist and the injury may require surgery. U-N-I athletic officials say Stout slipped and fell while pulling a branch out of a tree during a backyard fire Saturday night.
The New Sharon native, who was a first-team Missouri Valley Conference selection last season, broke two bones when he landed on his left wrist. Stout will be examined this week to determine if surgery is needed. Stout is expected to see a specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
The six-foot-eight-inch forward average over 12 points and nearly nine rebounds per game while helping lead the Panthers to their third straight N-C-A-A Tournament appearance last season. Stout’s injury is expected to take about eight weeks to heal. U-N-I officials believe the senior-to-be will be ready to play when the season begins in November.