Xavier Johnson will not return this season, will pursue medical hardship waiver for next season
Indiana guard Xavier Johnson will not return to the floor this season, the program announced Saturday afternoon.
Johnson will return a medical hardship waiver and attempt to play for the Hoosiers next season.
Here is the full release:
Indiana University senior point guard Xavier Johnson will not return to action this year.
“After consulting with my family, coaches and medical staff, I’ve decided to rest for the remainder of the season and will not be returning to competition,” said Johnson. “After healing my foot, my focus will be to pursue a medical hardship waiver and return to playing for the Hoosiers next season.”
He suffered a broken foot against Kansas on December 17 and later had surgery. He averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 assists. Last year, he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after averaging 12.1 points and finishing third in the Big Ten in assists at 5.1 per game.
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