The Indiana Hoosiers are looking to get back into the top class of the college basketball world and they have done a great job so far this year. The team is 12-3 on the season, but they have just lost one of the biggest players on their team.
According to College Basketball Talk, sophomore shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. will have surgery on his knee and will be out for an undisclosed amount of time. Blackmon had surgery on the same knee over the summer to repair torn cartilage.
“This is a very tough outcome for our Indiana team, but most importantly for James,” head coach Tom Crean said in a statement. “He is establishing himself as one of the most elite guards in the country this season. I feel terrible for him and he has a tough road ahead of him but it is one he has been down before and we fully believe that this process will lead him to have an incredible future in the game at Indiana and well beyond. We look forward to helping him with his full recovery and I know he appreciates everyones thoughts, prayers and concerns.”
Blackmon is currently the Hoosiers’ second-leading scorer as he averages 15.8 points per game this year.
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