Hoosier fans are going to have to wait until warm-ups at Penn State tomorrow night to learn the status of All-Big Ten forward Juwan Morgan.
The senior co-captain injured his lower leg in the second half of Saturday’s game against Northwestern. Morgan played through the injury for a couple trips down the floor before requiring assistance during the under four minute media timeout.
Video of the incident did not provide clarity on the nature of the injury. Morgan was evaluated throughout the remainder of the game, and team trainers could be clearly seen applying ice to his shin.
Indiana University head basketball coach Archie Miller had his weekly radio show on Monday night with the voice of IU basketball Don Fischer. On the show, which was pre-recorded, Miller indicated that tests and x-rays have been conducted, but the team is still awaiting results.
Miller described the injury as “more of a leg injury than foot injury” that may have been the result of bone on bone contact.
Similar to comments Fischer made earlier in the day, Miller also indicated that Morgan was with the team when they celebrated during the Northwestern post game, and indicated that “hopefully that’s a good sign.”
Morgan was named 2nd team All-Big Ten after the 2017-18 season. He has played a vital role so far this year, averaging 16.8 points and 8.8 rebounds through eight games while shooting 67.9% from the field and 50% from three point range.
Indiana plays at Penn State on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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