Indiana women’s basketball senior guard Sydney Parrish is out indefinitely with a foot injury, head coach Teri Moren said during Friday’s media availability over Zoom.
Parrish did not play in IU’s last game at Purdue on Sunday, as she sat on the sideline with crutches and a walking boot on her right foot. After that game, Moren said she hurt her foot during practice last Friday, and her status was uncertain. Parrish was evaluated further on Monday, and it resulted in her being ruled out indefinitely.
“Her status is just going to be updated game to game,” Moren said on Friday. “She’s in great hands. Trying to get her back as quickly but as safely as we can.”
Parrish is one of four IU players scoring in double figures this season. She’s averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 39.3 percent on 3-pointers. But her importance has grown since Big Ten play restarted in full on New Year’s Eve. In six games since then, Parrish shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from 3-point range for 14.2 points per game. The senior racked up 1.7 steals per game in that span as well.
“We always look at it in a positive way, because some of those other kids are going to get great experience and time, and hopefully that’ll serve us well down the road. But Syd was playing great,” Moren said. “She’s always provided us with such a great dose of energy and hustle and all of that. We do miss that. But we felt like, obviously, Lexi (Bargesser) came in and provided some really great minutes for us. Certainly Beau (Lenée Beaumont) and Jules (LaMendola) will have to come in and do more. Lilly (Meister) will have to come in and do more to provide a little bit of a scoring punch for us.”
Additionally, Moren provided an update on sophomore forward Sharnecce Currie-Jelks. The UT Martin transfer was not seeing much game action early in this season, and she’s been listed as out on the Big Ten availability reports for IU’s last eight games. Moren clarified that she’s dealing with personal issues, but didn’t want to elaborate beyond that. She added that they haven’t discussed any potential redshirt scenarios.
The 14th-ranked Hoosiers host Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.