Crean on Hartman: “I do not anticipate him (playing) tomorrow night”
Sophomore forward Collin Hartman will likely miss Tuesday’s game against Iowa, Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday night on his weekly radio show.
Hartman has been dealing with a lower left leg bruise sustained during the Hoosiers win against Rutgers on Feb. 22 and remains limited in practices after missing last Wednesday’s game at Northwestern, Crean said.
Hartman did not practice on Monday.
“I do not anticipate him (playing) tomorrow night, not for any lack of trying,” Crean said. “And that could change, but it would be hard.”
The biggest challenge in Hartman’s recovery has been his on-court movement — he has not been running since the injury and the bone bruise affects that. Crean said the Hoosiers especially need Hartman to be moving at a “really good pace” when he does play, anyway.
The Hoosiers are hopeful that Hartman will at least be available for Saturday’s regular season finale against Michigan State.
In 28 games played this season, Hartman is averaging five points and 3.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. He also started all 10 games at the center position while Hanner Mosquera-Perea was sidelined with a knee injury earlier this season.
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