Kemerer to have season-ending surgery

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IOWA CITY, Iowa. (KCRG) - University of Iowa junior Michael Kemerer is scheduled to have season ending surgery this week, as announced Tuesday afternoon in Tom Brands' press conference.

Kemerer has not competed this season and will seek a medical hardship waiver at the end of the season.

"I'm disappointed I won't be on the mat with my teammates this season, but I am 100 percent committed to my rehab and recovery so I can return to the mat in 2019,” Kemerer said. “I have complete faith in my teammates, coaches, and medical staff, and they have faith in me. I will continue to give them all the very best that I have, on and off the mat.”

Kemerer is a two-time All-American, placing third as a redshirt freshman and fourth as a sophomore at the NCAA Championships.