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Iowa senior Christina Buttenham has been granted a medical noncounter waiver by the Big Ten Conference, head coach Lisa Bluder announced Thursday.

Buttenham appeared in 26 games last season with four starts, averaging 3.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 13.7 minutes per game. The Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, native suffered a concussion in early February. She will remain with the team providing support off the court for the 2017-18 season as she finishes her degree.

“Injuries are an uncontrollable and unfortunate part of the game of basketball, but with the national discussions and information that we now have about concussions, we feel that Christina’s long-term well-being is more important than a few more months on the basketball court,” Bluder said. “We are glad that Christina will

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