Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. out with knee injury

  • 12/30/2015 12:15 pm in

Indiana sophomore guard James Blackmon Jr. will not play in the team’s Big Ten opener today at Rutgers after suffering a knee injury in practice on Monday.

The Marion product underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the same knee in which he suffered a torn ACL in high school. This injury is in Blackmon Jr.’s right knee, according to Zach Osterman.

Blackmon Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Hoosiers at 15.8 points per game.

“He’s going to be out today,” Tom Crean said on his pregame radio interview with Don Fischer. “It’s being evaluated still. We’re in the early stages of seeing where that’s at.”

Here’s the release from IU:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore guard James Blackmon, Jr., (15.8 ppg) will not play today against Rutgers.

He suffered a knee injury in practice and further evaluation is underway to determine the extent of the injury.

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