BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 06, 2022 - guard Trey Galloway #32 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Photo By Andrew Mascharka/Indiana Athletics

Near-term outlook unclear for IU starter Trey Galloway

As one of Indiana’s best perimeter defenders, Indiana could use starting guard Trey Galloway against Rutgers’ dribble-drive oriented attack on Wednesday evening.

But head coach Mike Woodson doesn’t sound optimistic about a Galloway return anytime soon.

“He’s got a high groin pull,” Woodson said on a Tuesday morning media availability via Zoom. “It’s kind of way up in there and he just hasn’t been able to do anything, really. So I can’t tell you when the timetable was for him coming back.”

Galloway appeared to suffer the injury in the second half of the Wisconsin game, and he didn’t practice the week leading up to the Ohio State game.

Earlier in the season, the Culver, Ind. product missed six weeks with a broken wrist.  Upon his return in January, Galloway emerged as one of IU’s most physical perimeter defenders, and someone who could attack the rim on the offensive end.  He worked his way into the starting lineup before suffering the groin injury.

On the season Galloway has played in 15 games with three starts.  He is averaging 21.5 minutes per contest and contributing 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 turnovers, and .9 steals while shooting 48 percent from the field overall and 26.1 percent from 3-point range.

“We really (miss him),” Woodson said. “He’s missed 13 games. We came into this season thinking he was going to be a really big part of our rotation.”

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