On Sunday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers got some tough news as it was learned that senior guard Matej Kavas would miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury in Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin. Kavas had some high hopes entering the season and many hoped he would be able to help in the team’s stretch run.
Nebraska announced a few minutes ago that Matej Kavas will miss the remainder of this season with an injury, effectively ending his career. Really sad to see.— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) February 16, 2020
Kavas arrived last offseason to Nebraska as a graduate transfer from Seattle and came with a fair bit of attention. He had been a lights out three-point shooter for the Redhawks and Husker fans were hoping he would be able to carry that over to Lincoln.
And early on this season, Kavas played a great deal. He saw somewhere around 20 minutes a game through Nebraska’s first 13 games. Unfortunately, his minutes trailed off from there and he registered a few did not plays. Nonetheless, he provided some nice experience to a roster thoroughly lacking it. Obviously, his on court presence will now be gone.
Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg had the following to say after the injury was announced:
“It is disappointing to see Matej’s college career end because of an injury,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Matej was one of the first players to commit to Nebraska when we started last spring. He believed he could help set the foundation for our program even though he had one season to play. Everyone in our program appreciates Matej, and we look forward to him having a full recovery and getting the opportunity to continue playing after college.”
The Huskers will now have to turn to other players on the depth chart moving forward. Everyone certainly wishes Kavas the best in his recovery.