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Ohio State junior Musa Jallow to have surgery, out indefinitely

The Bloomington native has started 23 games in his Ohio State career.

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On Thursday, the Oho State Buckeyes men’s basketball team announced that junior wing Musa Jallow would undergo an arthroscopic procedure on Friday to deal with an injured ankle.

Jallow had missed preseason practices while he dealt with the injury, but on Wednesday, head coach Chris Holtmann said that he had returned to practice in minimal, non-contact work. The Bloomington, Ind. native has dealt with ankle injuries throughout his career.

In two seasons with the Buckeyes, Jallow has started 23 games, but averages just 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. However, Jallow is expected to be one of the leaders of the team following the graduations of C.J. Jackson and Keyshawn Woods in the back-court.

If the surgery keeps Jallow out for an extended period of time, that could open the door for more playing time for young players like Duane Washington Jr., Justin Ahrens, and potentially even frshman E.J. Liddell.

The basketball Buckeyes will start their regular season on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Schottenstein Center as they host the Cincinnati Bearcats. The game will be broadcast on FS1.