Iowa’s Patrick McCaffery takes indefinite depart to deal with nervousness

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s Patrick McCaffery will take an indefinite depart of absence to deal with his psychological well being, the athletic division introduced Tuesday.

McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, stated in an announcement he has been battling nervousness and that it has reached the purpose the place it inhibits his preparation and efficiency.

“It’s not fair to myself or teammates to be on the court when I am not myself,” he stated. “The anxiety has affected my sleep, appetite, and stamina, which has resulted in not having the energy level necessary to compete at my full capabilities.”

Patrick McCaffery has began all 14 video games and is the Hawkeyes’ third-leading scorer, averaging 12.8 factors per sport. He struggled the previous two video games, taking pictures 2 for 15 from the sector and scoring a mixed eight factors in losses to Nebraska and Penn State.

“It might be two games, it may be four games, it may be more, but I will return when I feel like myself,” the fourth-year ahead stated.

McCaffery stated the depart of absence isn’t associated to his previous battle with most cancers. He was 13 when he was handled for thyroid most cancers. He had two surgical procedures and was declared cancer-free three months after his analysis.

McCaffery stated in an interview final month that the removing of his thyroid induced metabolic adjustments requiring him to pay shut consideration to his diet and sleep habits.

Fran McCaffery stated the results of his son’s nervousness have turn out to be extra noticeable on and off the court docket the previous couple weeks.

“All of us admire his courage and willingness to be open about this struggle and we hope others know that they are not alone,” the coach stated. “We will be with him every step of the way.”

Iowa (8-6, 0-3 Huge Ten) performs at house Thursday towards No. 15 Indiana.