Nebraska foreward Rienk Mast will have knee surgery and miss the 2024-25 basketball season

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska forward Rienk Mast will have surgery on his left knee and miss the 2024-25 season, coach Fred Hoiberg said Thursday.

Mast, who averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, said he plans to take a medical redshirt and return in 2025-26.

“As some people know, I played most of last season with a knee that wasn’t completely healthy,” he said. “Over these past couple weeks, I’ve spoken with multiple doctors about what we can do to get my knee healthy for the rest of my playing career and hopefully life. These have been some difficult conversations, but the best way forward for me is to undergo surgery.”

Mast's six double-doubles were the most by a Nebraska player since 2007-08. The 22-year-old from The Netherlands scored at least 10 points in 20 games, including a career-high 34 against Ohio State.


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