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IU basketball: Xavier Johnson will not return this season

Indiana University senior point guard Xavier Johnson will not return to action this year, the program announced in a release on Saturday.

Johnson says he’ll pursue a medical hardship waiver to play next season.

“After consulting with my family, coaches and medical staff, I’ve decided to rest for the remainder of the season and will not be returning to competition,” said Johnson in the release. “After healing my foot, my focus will be to pursue a medical hardship waiver and return to playing for the Hoosiers next season.”

He suffered a broken foot against Kansas on December 17 and later had surgery. He averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 assists.

Last year, he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after averaging 12.1 points and finishing third in the Big Ten in assists at 5.1 per game.

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