The Ohio State basketball team steamrolled Youngstown State on Tuesday night, but it came at a cost.
On the opening tip-off of the game, Buckeyes center Micah Potter went up for the ball before coming down with an ankle injury. As Potter was coming down from the tip, his foot landed on the referee’s foot and he twisted his ankle before immediately going down in pain.
Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said Potter is “day-to-day” with a sprained left ankle.
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Micah Potter was hurt on the opening tip tonight. https://t.co/UM5gLnkEcm
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 21, 2016
“He rolled his ankle and from what the ref told me, he stepped on his foot. I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen that before in my life,” Matta said, via Eleven Warriors. “He’s in a boot right now and [trainer Vince O’Brien] said it’ll be day by day.”
“He’s a pretty tough kid; he’ll get back quick.”
Ohio State went on to win the game, 77-40. The Buckeyes return to action on Thursday night against UNC Asheville in Columbus. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.