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Ohio State’s Kyle Young to miss multiple weeks due to stress fracture in leg

The Buckeyes will be without one of their key contributors as they try to end a four-game skid.

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At his press conference on Tuesday, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced that sophomore forward Kyle Young would miss the next few weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his leg. Though they know it will take a number of weeks for Young to get back on the court, they do not yet have a concrete timeline for his rehab.

Holtmann went on to say that this is the type of injury that worsens over time, but that Young fell during the Maryland game, which likely exacerbated the injury.

Young has been a key cog for the basketball Buckeyes this season, either starting or being one of the first men off of the bench. So, with 6-foot-8 sophomore out, Holtmann said that players including underclassmen Jaedon LeDee, Musa Jallow, and Justin Ahrens would have to step up in order to fill Young’s role.

On the season, Young is averaging 22 minutes per game, while putting up 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. His boards’ total has him second on the team behind only Kaleb Wesson.

The Buckeyes will next take to the floor against Purdue on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET in a game to be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. OSU will be looking to end a four-game losing streak that has seen them tumble out of the AP Top 25.