Anunoby out indefinitely with knee injury

Indiana announced Thursday that sophomore forward OG Anunoby will be out indefinitely after suffering a right knee injury during Wednesday’s win at Penn State.

Anunoby suffered the injury moments before halftime after planting his knee in a non-contact situation and falling to the floor in agony. He had to be helped off the court by teammate Juwan Morgan and strength and conditioning coach Lyonel Anderson, requiring assistance all the way to the Indiana locker room.

“OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night’s game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations,” a statement from Indiana read. “He will be out indefinitely. On behalf of OG and our entire program, we thank you for all of the support and well wishes that have been sent his way.”

Knee injuries continue to haunt Indiana’s program.

Collin Hartman also suffered an undisclosed knee injury in September and was ruled out indefinitely. Hartman’s injury required surgery, and IU coach Tom Crean only recently said it would be hard to imagine Hartman returning in time to play this season. Neither a specific diagnosis nor the severity of Hartman’s injury has been revealed.

James Blackmon Jr., who missed all of Big Ten season last year with his third major knee surgery since high school, also missed one game in late November after hurting his knee during IU’s Nov. 22 loss at Fort Wayne.

Anunoby is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 16 games this season. He’s started 10 of those contests, averaging 25.1 minutes per game.

3 comments

  1. I hope it it not serious. He seems like a great guy.

    If we were to lose RJ right now I’m not confident we could beat anyone in the conference.

  2. I agree with Chet regarding OG. The day after the Kansas game I was walking on campus and OG was walking the other direction. Recognizing him, I said to him, “Great game” and OG looked me in the eye and said, “Thank you.” No pretension, no ‘star’ attitude, just a nice guy responding to an honest statement. I am certain that all on this site are hoping for a full recovery.

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