Iowa senior guard Jordan Bohannon will undergo hip surgery on Wednesday and will be sidelined indefinitely, the school announced.
Bohannon suffered the injury last season, when he averaged 11.6 points. He is the school's all-time leader with 264 3-point baskets.
"This is an unfortunate setback for Jordan, but he will work hard during his rehab and is expected to make a full recovery," Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery said in a news release. "He has the support of his teammates and coaches, and we look forward to having a healthy Jordan back when he is given clearance from our medical staff."
The school said Bohannon was hoping the hip would heal with rest and rehab. But recent conversations with the medical staff determined surgery was the best route.
Bohannon is aware the surgery could cause him to miss the entire 2019-20 season. He told the Des Moines Register he would likely redshirt if he isn't ready when November arrives.
"I want a shot at playing, but I've been hurt so much these past couple years, I just want to take some time and get my body right," Bohannon said. "Especially having just one year left, I want to make sure I'm 100 percent going into the season for once."
Bohannon has scored 1,222 career points in 102 games and ranks seventh in school history with 471 assists. He is one of seven players in program history to record three straight 100-assist seasons.
Iowa went 23-12 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament before suffering an 83-77 overtime loss to Tennessee.