Johnson undergoes successful left ankle surgery

  • 04/01/2016 4:19 pm in

Indiana sophomore guard Robert Johnson underwent successful surgery on his left ankle Friday, according to a post on his Instagram account and an update from the official Indiana basketball Twitter account.

Photos posted by the official IU twitter account showed Johnson in a hospital gown with Tom Crean, team physician Steve Ahlfeld and trainer Tim Garl.

On Instagram, Johnson wrote: “Success. All thrives. Love my coach. #NoNoise.”

The Richmond, Virginia native missed four games late in the season after injuring his ankle in a win over Purdue on Feb. 20. He injured the ankle again in a win over Kentucky in the NCAA tournament round of 32 and missed IU’s season-ending loss to North Carolina last Friday.

“As much as Robert wanted to play,” Crean said on March 28. “There just wasn’t enough healing to take that risk. It wasn’t a judgement call for me. It was a doctor’s call.”

Johnson averaged 8.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 24.8 minutes per game as a sophomore for the Hoosiers.

Freshman Juwan Morgan and junior Collin Hartman are also expected to undergo surgery this offseason.

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