Jordan Jahr broke his foot eight games into last season before fracturing it again early in the summer.
The 6-foot-6 forward has seen action in every game this season and is now back to 100 percent, even if that may not be comfortable.
“I’m doing fine,” Jahr said. “I’m going to have pains in it the rest of my life – that’s what the doctor said – they’ll just come and go, and I’ll have to play through it.”
Heading into Saturday’s game at Indiana State, the redshirt sophomore Jahr is averaging 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game.
Jahr has scored as many as 12 points Dec. 16 against Yale and 13 the next night versus Western Illinois — both Aces non-conference wins — but he hasn’t reached double figures since. The Texas native also went scoreless in six other contests, most recently Wednesday’s loss to Missouri Valley Conference opponent Drake.
“I haven’t been as consistent as I’ve wanted to be this year,” Jahr said. “I’m trying to think more ahead and get better day to day.”
Jahr is tall enough to post on certain defenders but has also has the ability to step out and take 3-pointers. Asked what kind of player he’d like to be, Jahr said he has no preference.
“I just want to do whatever it takes for our team to win,” he said.