Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby out indefinitely

  • 01/19/2017 7:07 pm in

Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby, who suffered a right knee injury in Wednesday’s 78-75 win at Penn State, is out indefinitely according to a release on Thursday night.

Here’s the full statement from IU on the status of Anunoby from Tom Crean:

“OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night’s game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations. He will be out indefinitely. On behalf of OG and our entire program, we thank you for all of the support and well wishes that have been sent his way.”

Anunoby is averaging 11.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 25.1 minutes per game.

Indiana hosts Michigan State on Saturday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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  • sam

    Good luck to you OG.. I wish you a full recovery. Stay strong, young man..

  • vicbert caladipo

    Waiting for PC ANT. I’m hoping and guessing JM will be back Saturday. It was reported that he was possibly going to play Wednesday, but team decided to hold him out. Plus it was a bit interesting a guy with a bad ankle/foot was helping OG off the floor. We are going to need him big time with OG being out who knows how long. Typical IU luck that just the time we FINALLY get a couple back to back wins that OG goes down. If it wasn’t for bad luck, we wouldn’t have any luck at all. Best of luck OG, I miss you already.

  • IU Cal 1809

    This suck!!! Has anyone got in update on CH no better time for him to come back!!

  • Ole Man

    Truly saddened by this news.
    More concerned for OG, a fine young man, than I am for the season.
    Take your time and heal properly.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    OG, Very sad to hear about this. Remarkable young man and the best of luck during the healing process.

  • With all the knee and foot injuries IU has suffered in the last few years, you would think someone on the staff might want to look at the variables; shoes, conditioning approach, diet, anything that might account for this attrition? I know, other teams experience injuries but this many? I wish good health to the whole team.

  • cbags05

    So you’re saying there’s a chance….

  • cbags05

    Sand pit.

  • sarge

    So sad. Truly heartbreaking news. I feel badly for you OG. I hope you recover stronger and even more determined. Hoosier Nation is behind you 1000%

  • It’s hard sometimes to balance being a fan with being a human being. On the one hand, I’m reminded of how I felt when I learned that Alan Henderson blew out his knees. A season beyond promising — that team was playing as well as any team I’ve personally watched before or since, and Henderson was a vital part of it — suddenly fell through the floor. They managed a B1G championship and an Elite Eight appearance, but the banner that was virtually guaranteed prior to his injury was lost. This year doesn’t have that promise, of course, but OG was starting to look like OG and signs of improvement were popping up.

    Then, I’m reminded that for me, this is just one small part of my life. It’s not my family, or my career. It’s not something I’ve devoted hours to, every day of my life for years, and that I hope will culminate in an opportunity to get paid to do something I love. That’s what it is for a kid like OG, and so my own disappointment simply pales in comparison.

    I feel for you, kid. I hope it’s not as serious as it seems and that you’ll be back playing the sport you love and then move on to a successful professional career. You deserve it. I hope I get to see you play again in an IU uniform, but mostly I hope you get to continue to pursue your dreams.

  • sarge

    These things were happening way before the sand pit was ever a thought.

  • Michael McColly

    Yes, with all the faith in analytics and data-driven decision making perhaps that HAS been studies done on college injuries and their causes. I would hope to that they DO know what each player’s physical condition actually is and what possible weaknesses they might have. Sports medicine is nothing new. But the training of athletes on HOW their bodies function and how they can change certain habits that can hurt them is still more talk than action or implementation. OG’s game and movements have always fascinated me, as no doubt he has for many of us. His body moves with stunning speed sometimes. Here one second, yards away the next. I wonder about if his legs can support these explosive moves or has he been coached on how to land so his knees or ankles are not taking the full weight. I don’t know. He returned last time rather quickly. But knees are nothing to mess with for someone with such a future as he has before him. I’m sad for that more than anything. He’s not even come close to peaking. I remember last year how promising he looked. I’m optimistic for him.

  • Austin Alexander

    Well put, Mark. Get well soon OG you have a lot of IU faithful that <3 you (no homo)

  • pcantidote

    Of course I am not surprised by the “indefinitely” status, although I suppose we could be optimistic since it really wouldn’t be that hard to just say his season is over. Not counting on it though. Stay strong OG.

  • pcantidote

    It is anywhere between this weekend and 2018.

  • calbert40 – AC000000

    Well, that stinks for OG. How this affects him is of more importance than how it affects the team. He will be fine, eventually, but his biggest struggle will be mental instead of physical. Prayers.

    On the team side, someone just got an unexpected opportunity. Let’s hope someone makes the most of it. All of these players are good, or they wouldn’t be here.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I’m hoping that it’s like Mike Krzyzewski’s “Indefinitely”.. but I know it’s probably not..

  • Sad 🙁

  • BKLock

    Praying that OG heals physically and mentally from this setback.

  • SCHoosier

    Like anyone expected him to suit up Sat): Same protocol as Blackmon and real info until they do the surgery. When you look at the injuries (non-contact) that the Hoosiers have had recently,.I wonder if training protocols need to be looked at. I know these kids have put a ton of pressure on their various body parts with daily involvement with high end b-ball for many years. Parts wear out with heavy use. Just wonder if other programs are having this same type of injury problem ?Sounds crazy I know but…
    Good luck OG..we love and you will be missed.

  • Donnie Vick

    I sure hope indefinitely for IU means the same as it did for coach K

  • cbags05

    Examples pre anderson? Elston had a patella issue. VJIII acl, cwat a few ankles. Others?

    Blackmon, hartman, OG, RJ, JM. Issues with stilts after Anderson joins 1.5 years ago.

    I’m no expert at all. I just hate the beach.

  • vicbert caladipo

    The thing is in both injuries he’s not over extending his body. The ankle he hung onto the rim and came down softly and it just turned. The knee he was just positioning himself and not even jumping. That’s why I mentioned luck below. JM hurts his foot stepping on a REF!! We have had guys thrown to the floor, pushed on layups, along with the athleticism you mention about OJ and no injuries. We do a normal move and boom…someones on the floor. Even DD’s small injury(he returned to play) was a play where it didn’t look like they did anything wild. JB was floored pretty good on a layup where you can see his knee buckle and he gets up and leads us to the win. I just don’t get it. Either we have injury prone players or there is luck involved. Bad for us. I just don’t get it??

  • vicbert caladipo

    Indefinitely(if we go by the past) means most definitely out for the season. Same was said about CH and JBJ last year.

  • sarge

    Maurice Creek, JBJ in high school and JMo’s most serious was a shoulder issue from hs. Virtually every big except Cody Zeller and TB wore the boot of injustice for some time. RoJo suffered his ankle injury in the middle of the Purdue game and toughed it out the rest of the season. They do pit work in the summer too, which would have little affect on OG this far into the season.

  • cbags05

    Forgot about Mo. JBJ for sure had a history. Not much surprise when he gets hurt. Not talking about JM shoulder. Ankle currently.

    Again. I just hate beaches. And like you said, everything needs analyzed.

  • bpw97214

    If I recall correctly, the said ‘indefinitely’ after OG’s last ankle injury, and he was back in a week. I could be wrong though (and too lazy to look it up!)

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    OG is a true class act and is going to be missed. Hang in there big fella! This fellow MISSOURIAN will miss seeing you in candy stripes this season! Get better and heal well!

  • Hoosier Hall

    Missed 4 games with the ankle.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    I thought that about the shoes during the Kansas game.
    There were a lot of slips, but it seemed IU was slipping more often.

  • Senor

    I remember Sheehey rolling his ankle…..on a basketball.

    I think fans of every program thinks their issues are unique, and want an easily digestible reason to pin it on. Injuries and attrition are all part of it, I guess. Sooooo much has to go just right for it all to come together. I have no doubt the best team in the country in the 92-93 season was IU…then Henderson gets hurt, and they’re a footnote in the season- just like that.

    I don’t think this team is missing out on that teams ceiling. I think we are right about what this team “is”…we probably should have pulled out the FW and Neb wins. I don’t think this team is a lock at home against Wisc though, or should be simply relieved we didn’t blow it on the road against an improving PSU program. I came to the realization that despite their high ceiling, Bryant, OG, and JBJ just aren’t as good as I thought that they would be THIS year. It doesn’t mean they wont get there, but they aren’t good enough yet to get this team where I thought it could be….so am I frustrated in our season? A little. But I also have to admit a lot of my frustration is that I swung and missed big on my personal analysis of the team. And if I cant analyze basketball, then what does that say about me as a man !?!?!?! (purple font)

  • Koko

    Who said he is having surgery?

  • John D Murphy

    “just hate the beach” that’s pretty awesome.

  • John D Murphy

    Really sad for OG. I know he is a mentally strong young man anyway, but having CH and JBJ around should help keep his head in the right place. It would be a cool tribute if the entire team went to the short shorts.

  • O. G., you are an awesome player. Awesome is overused, but your potential is off the charts. Keep the spirit and share it with your team mates. I know you will make the most of your time analyzing the game as well. Consider it a chance to keep learning different aspects of the game. My entire family sends their best wishes to you for a full and speedy recovery!