Johnson undergoes successful left ankle surgery
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.”
Robert Johnson had successful surgery today on his left ankle. pic.twitter.com/HZPlbzViWk
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) April 1, 2016
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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