The Buckeyes will be a bit thinner in the backcourt heading into the season with the recent news that junior guard Musa Jallow is out indefinitely after undergoing a procedure on his right ankle last week.
Musa Jallow has been ruled out indefinitely and will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right ankle Friday. pic.twitter.com/DwXThwf4mk— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) October 17, 2019
Jallow averaged 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in a reserve role last season for the Buckeyes. While he didn’t pad the stat sheets, he did play about 15 minutes per game in 35 games and has been in the Buckeyes rotation throughout his first two seasons, starting in 23 of the 68 games he’s played in.
The junior was dealing with injuries but had recently returned to practice before undergoing the procedure. With no timeframe for how long Jallow will be sidelined, it will force the Buckeyes to give more minutes to their underclassmen.
Ohio State was looking for Jallow to take a leap in his junior season but will now have to find a way to fill the experience he brought to the rotation. The Buckeyes open their season on November 6th against the Cincinnati Bearcats.