Indiana’s Mackenzie Holmes out indefinitely after knee procedure

Mackenzie Holmes (54) is Indiana's leading scorer so far this season. (Photo by Graham Stokes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Indiana star forward Mackenzie Holmes is out indefinitely after undergoing a knee procedure, the school announced Thursday.

Holmes will immediately begin rehabilitation. The exact injury was not specified by the team, nor was her estimated return to the court.

In a statement on Twitter, Holmes said that she expects to be back “in no time thanks to a great medical team we have here at IU.”

“In the meantime, I’ll be the loudest on the bench, continuing to support my team in pursuit of the goals we have set for this season!”

Holmes is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Hoosiers, averaging 17.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Recently, she was named to the midseason watch list for the Wooden Award.

Currently the Hoosiers, 14-2 overall, are ranked sixth in the country and lead the Big Ten at 6-0. Holmes has been absent in the last two games, which were victories over Nebraska (Jan. 13) and Purdue (Jan. 16). Both of the team’s scheduled games this week were postponed due to COVID-19 protocol.

Indiana is next scheduled to play Jan. 27 against Illinois.